Sutton Bank Star Hub

Sutton Bank Star Hub

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX

The Sutton Bank Star Hub opened in Autumn 2021 and is a fantastic location to explore the dark skies above the North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve.

Along with a viewing area ideal for setting up telescopes, the hub offers some warm indoor space perfect for presentations, making it an ideal location for local Astronomical Societies and independent astronomers to run public stargazing events.

The Star Hub is a project by the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Photo: Richard Darn


Sutton Bank Star Hub 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

  • 25/07/24

    17° 5%
  • 25/07/24

    15° 1%
  • 26/07/24

    13° 3%
  • 26/07/24

    12° 0%

Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.7 miles away) updated 25/07/24 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Dark Skies Return! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 31st August 2024 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Saturn returns and the Moon rises! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 21st September 2024 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Journey to our nearest galaxy! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 5th October 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Solar System Night! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 19th October 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Dark Skies Experience at Sutton Bank

    Friday 25th October 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Dark Skies Experience at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 26th October 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast – Ampleforth

    Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4ED (4.2 miles away)

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  • Easterside Farm

    Hawnby, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QT (4.6 miles away)

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  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY (6.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HH (6.4 miles away)

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  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

    Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TG (8.3 miles away)

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  • Camp Katur Glamping

    The Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS (12.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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