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Rochester Roundhouse

Rochester Roundhouse

Rochester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE19 1RH

The Rochester Round House is a fantastic stargazing location 45 minutes North-West from Newcastle. It’s location at the very heart of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park means it benefits from amazing dark skies and its proximity to the A68 main road makes it easily accessible. In Summer 2016 a new Stargazing Pavilion was constructed enabling stargazers some respite from the Northumberland weather. Excellent horizons all round especially to the North make this site a great place to spot the Aurora from.


Rochester Roundhouse is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 04/12/21

    93%
  • 04/12/21

    64%
  • 05/12/21

    89%
  • 05/12/21

    59%

Weather forecast for Rochester (northumberland) (0.3 miles away) updated 04/12/21 at 16:00.




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    Tuesday 7th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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