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The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre

Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN, North East

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.


The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Location events organiser

Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing organises events at this location

Please contact Go Stargazing directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Once Brewed Youth Hostel (0.3 miles away) updated 10/08/22 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Wednesday 10th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (0.1 miles away)

    More info
  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Thursday 11th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (0.1 miles away)

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (0.1 miles away)

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  • Perseids with Newcastle Astronomical Society

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 22:00pm to Saturday 13th August 2022 02:00am

    Walltown Country Park, Greenhead, CA8 7HF (5.2 miles away)

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (0.1 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN (0.1 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7HA (1.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW, North East (2.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Carraw Bed and Breakfast

    Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, Northumberland, NE46 4DB (6.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site

    Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 2HR (11.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BD (12.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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