This traditional farmhouse lies half a mile beyond the outskirts of Alston on the borders of Northumberland and Cumbria and within the scenic North Pennines AONB. It’s a great base to explore the surrounding area and dark skies above.
Stay & gaze
This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.
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When to stargaze at Mark Close Farmhouse - Alston
This location's rural 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.