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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

  • 30/11/21

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  • 30/11/21

    94%
  • 01/12/21

    95%
  • 01/12/21

    91%

Weather forecast for Rochester (northumberland) (0.3 miles away) updated 30/11/21 at 12:00.




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    Saturday 11th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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    Sunday 12th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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    Monday 13th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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  • See the Geminids in Bellingham

    Monday 13th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site, Hexham, NE48 2HR (9.6 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Tuesday 14th December 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (20.0 miles away)

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