Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN

Location description

The Twice Brewed Inn is situated within the Southern boundary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and as such is a fantastic place to go stargazing! By day you can visit the nearby Sill Landscape Discovery Centre and explore the stunning remains of the Roman fort at Vindolanda, Hadrians Wall and the famous Sycamore Gap all of which are within walking distance! Grab a hearty meal and a pint of the Inn’s home-brewed beer and you’re set for an evening enjoying the fabulous starry skies above, with each group of guests given their own personal telescope! Absolutely perfect for a family weekend adventure or romantic stargazing getaway!

Location event organiser

Twice Brewed Observatory organises stargazing events at this location.

Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities and most do not allow overnight camping.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Once Brewed Youth Hostel (0.40 miles away) updated 31/03/21 at 18:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 141 events with the last one being on 14th February 2021 organised by Twice Brewed Observatory.


When to visit

The best time to visit Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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