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Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

The car park at Sutton Bank National Park Centre is a great place to discover the night skies (24 hour pay and display). In 2021 a new stargazing pavilion and warm-room opened to help astronomers host public stargazing events. Photo used with kind permission by Will Owen.


Sutton Bank Visitor 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.

Weather forecast

  • 28/11/21

    -1° 7%
  • 28/11/21

    27%
  • 29/11/21

    11%
  • 29/11/21

    0%

Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.6 miles away) updated 28/11/21 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Magical mystery twilight walk and stargazing

    Sunday 16th January 2022 from 15:30pm to 19:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

    More info

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