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Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse

High Yarridge, Hexham, NE46 2JP, North East

Hexham Racecourse makes for a superb stargazing location with clear unobstructed views and incredibly dark skies. Views to the South over the sparsely populated North Pennines are completely free from light pollution and the location is shielded from the worst affects from the nearby town to the North. It’s the perfect location to spot shooting stars especially when meteor showers take place! Easily accessible, plenty of parking and great facilities it’s an amazing place to visit for Go Stargazing events!


Private venue - location accessible only by prior arrangement or when public events are scheduled.

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Weather forecast

  • 17/10/21

    14° 9%
  • 17/10/21

    14° 10%
  • 18/10/21

    13° 46%
  • 18/10/21

    13° 7%

Weather forecast for Hexham Racecourse (0.3 miles away) updated 17/10/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Tuesday 19th October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (10.7 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (10.7 miles away)

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  • Newcastle Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 21st October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Summerhill Bowling Club, Newcastle, NE4 6EH (19.9 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Thursday 21st October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (10.7 miles away)

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  • North Pennines Star Camp – Autumn 2021

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 18:00pm to Sunday 24th October 2021 12:00pm

    Doe Park Caravan Site, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ (26.4 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, DL12 0DW (25.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Kielder Village House

    Kielder, Hexham, NE48 1ER (26.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Harbottle Cottage

    Harbottle, Rothbury, NE65 7DF (26.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Kielder Cottage

    Kielder, Hexham, NE48 1ER (26.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East (26.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Kielder Campsite

    Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER (26.6 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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