Stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Find places to stargaze in this region

Go stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park and experience the largest expanse of protected dark skies in the UK. Covering an area of 572 square miles 96% of the park benefits from the lowest levels of light pollution.

The park includes the darkest locations in England and on clear moonless nights the Milky Way can be clearly seen stretching across star-filled skies. There are a range of fabulous places to stargaze from including official dark sky sites and stargazing-friendly accommodation.

Frequent public stargazing events organised by park authorities or run by local astronomical societies. The twice annual Kielder Starcamp attracts many amateur astronomers. The park is home to the renowned Kielder Observatory which offers stargazing events 7 days a week. .

Stargazing locations in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

The map below shows places to go stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park including observatories, officially recognised dark sky locations and recommended sites. We very much welcome suggestions if you'd like to contact us.

List of stargazing locations in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Alwinton Car Park

Alwinton, Near Harbottle, NE65 7BQ

Cawfields Quarry

Cawfields, Near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9PJ

Elf Kirk Viewpoint

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

Elsdon Village Hall

Elsdon, Otterburn, NE19 1AA

Hawkhope Car Park

Hawkhope, Near Falstone, NE48

Ingram Village Hall

Ingram, Near Powburn, NE66 4LT

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

Kielder Observatory

Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, Northumberland, NE48

Kirknewton Village Hall

Kirknewton, Near Wooler, NE71 6XA

Rochester Roundhouse

Rochester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE19 1RH

Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion

Stonehaugh, Kielder Water Forest Park, Northumberland, NE48 3DZ

Tarset Village Hall

Tarset Village Hall, Lanehead, NE48 1NT

The Stell at Falstone

The Stell, Falstone, NE48 1AA

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre

Tower Knowe, Kielder, NE48 1BX

Walltown Country Park

Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, CA8 7HF

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