Newly renovated in 2017 with nearly £15m of investment this premier visitor centre gives easy access to Hadrians Wall and Sycamore Gap by day and the amazing dark skies above Northumberland at night. The Youth Hostel offers ideal accommodation for overnight stargazers. A favoured location for the Go Stargazing team who regularly organise stargazing events here.
Location event organiser
Go Stargazing organises stargazing events at this location.
Dark sky discovery site
Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.
Stay & gaze
Location provides accommodation in a dark sky site and perhaps stargazing resources such as binoculars, star charts or even a basic telescope.
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When to stargaze at The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre
This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.