Talkin Tarn Stargazing Pavilion

Talkin Tarn Stargazing Pavilion

Talkin Tarn Country Park, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA8 1HN

Opened in Spring 2023, the Talkin Tarn Stargazing Pavilion offers a beautiful location to experience the dark skies above the region. The building’s design is inspired by the shape of a bird’s nest and built using traditional materials. Located in the South-East corner of the Tarn, the venue offers a quiet place to take time out both day and night.


Talkin Tarn Stargazing Pavilion 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

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty organises events at this location

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 22/06/24

    15° 8%
  • 22/06/24

    13° 4%
  • 23/06/24

    13° 11%
  • 23/06/24

    14° 14%

Weather forecast for Brampton (1.9 miles away) updated 22/06/24 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (22.7 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 18th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (22.7 miles away)

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  • Astrophotography at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 10th August 2024 from 19:00pm to Sunday 11th August 2024 01:30am

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (28.0 miles away)

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  • Astrophotography at Burnhope Reservoir

    Saturday 10th August 2024 from 23:15pm to Sunday 11th August 2024 01:15am

    Burnhope Reservoir, St Johns Chapel, DL13 (22.0 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 15th August 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (22.7 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Tarn End Cottages – Talkin Tarn

    Waters Edge, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1BF (0.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW, North East (11.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BD (12.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • The Hiddle Hut – Northumberland

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7ES (13.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Observatory and Planetarium

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN (13.7 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7HA (13.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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