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Stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Find the best places to stargaze in Northumberland Dark Sky Park and enjoy the largest expanse of protected dark skies in the UK! The region covers an area of 572 square miles and, as a result, 96% of the park benefits from low levels of light pollution.

Here you will find some of the darkest locations in England. On Moonless nights the Milky Way can be seen stretching across the skies. It’s because of this that the region attracts amateur astronomers from across the country.

Stargazing locations include official dark sky discovery sites, observatories and plenty of stargazing-friendly places to stay.

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Stargazing events in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Thursday 13th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Friday 14th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing at Stonehaugh Observatory

    Friday 14th October 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion & Observatory, Hexham, NE48 3DZ

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Saturday 15th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Sunday 16th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

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

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Tuesday 18th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

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

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

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

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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  • Stargazing for Beginners at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Friday 21st October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN

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Stargazing locations in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

  • Alwinton Car Park

    Alwinton, Near Harbottle, Northumberland, NE65 7BQ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Bulby’s Wood Car Park

    Ingram, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4LT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cawfields Quarry

    Cawfields, Near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9PJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elf Kirk Viewpoint

    Near Tower Knowe Visitor Centre, Kielder Water, Northumberland, NE48 1BX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elsdon Village Hall

    Elsdon, Otterburn, Tyne and Wear, NE19 1AA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Hawkhope Car Park

    Hawkhope, Near Falstone, Northumberland, NE48

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kielder Campsite

    Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Kielder Observatory

    Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, Northumberland, NE48 1EJ

    Observatory

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  • Kirknewton Village Hall

    Kirknewton, Near Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6XA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Redesdale Arms

    Horsley, Rochester, Tyne and Wear, NE19 1TA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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Stargazing accommodation in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

  • PoshHuts – Kielder

    Falstone Farm, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1AA

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Redesdale Arms

    Horsley, Rochester, Tyne and Wear, NE19 1TA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Rochester Stargazing Barn

    Rochester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE19 1RH

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Star Barn – Ingram Valley

    Ingram Valley Farm, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4LU

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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