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Stargazing in North East England

North East England is a vast region with some of the UK’s darkest skies, many unique places to stargaze and plenty of stargazing accommodation.

The region is also home to some of the most active astronomy groups in the country, who organise a variety of stargazing events across the region.

North East England boasts three national parks, Northumberland, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, that have all been awarded dark sky status by the International Dark-Sky Association.



Stargazing events in North East England

  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 16th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Monday 17th January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Wednesday 19th January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 20th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Newcastle Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 20th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Summerhill Bowling Club, Newcastle, NE4 6EH

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  • South Shields Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 20th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

    South Tyneside College, South Shields, NE34 6ET

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Thursday 20th January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Friday 21st January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing in Northumberland at Stonehaugh Observatory

    Friday 21st January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion & Observatory, Hexham, NE48 3DZ

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 22nd January 2022 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

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

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Stargazing locations in North East England

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge – National Trust

    Near Ridley Hall, Bardon Mill, NE47 7BP

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Allendale Golf Club

    Near Sinderhope, Allendale, NE47

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Alnmouth Beach

    Alnmouth, Warkworth, NE66

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Alwinton Car Park

    Alwinton, Near Harbottle, NE65 7BQ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Balderhead Reservoir

    Hunderthwaite, Near Cotherstone, DL12

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Battlesteads Observatory

    The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, Northumberland, NE48 3LS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory

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  • Blackhall Rocks Local Nature Reserve

    Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, TS27 4AT

    Aurora Viewpoint

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  • Bollihope Common

    Hill End, Frosterley, DL13 2SY

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bulby’s Wood Car Park

    Ingram, Alnwick, NE66 4LT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Burnhope Reservoir

    Wearhead, St Johns Chapel, DL13

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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Stargazing accommodation in North East England

  • Aln Valley Cottages

    Whittingham, Alnwick, NE66 4SJ

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site

    Bellingham, Hexham, NE48 2HR

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Belvue Guesthouse – Holy Island

    Chare Ends, Holy Island, TD15 2SE

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Birdsong Cottage – Alnwick

    Brownieside, Alnwick, NE67 5HW

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Brewers Cottage – Hexham

    Leafields, Ordley, Hexham, NE46 1SX

    Stay & Gaze

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