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The High Force Hotel

The High Force Hotel

Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH

Located within walking distance of England’s highest waterfall this venue benefits from fantastic dark skies and hosts regular stargazing and astrophotography events run by local astronomers.

Photo credit: Gary Lintern Photography


The High Force Hotel 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.

Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks. If you visit and find that the location is not dark sky friendly please let us know!

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Location events organiser

Star Safaris

Star Safaris organises events at this location

Please contact Star Safaris directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Langdon Beck Youth Hostel (1.3 miles away) updated 11/08/22 at 16:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at The High Force Hotel. View these events on a calendar.

  • Milky Way Photography Night at High Force

    Friday 26th August 2022 from 21:45pm to 23:15pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Smart Telescope Astrophotography

    Friday 26th August 2022 from 21:45pm to 23:45pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Milky Way Photography Night at High Force

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Milky Way Photography Night at High Force

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 23:30pm to Sunday 4th September 2022 01:00am

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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