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Northumberland International Dark Sky Park

Find out why you DO want to be out in the dark in Northumberland...?

As home to England’s largest, wildest and most sparsely populated National Park, Northumberland proudly offers some of the best stargazing experiences and clearest night skies in England, thanks to minimal light pollution.

Due to the growing popularity of astro-tourism in the area, many of our accommodation providers and attractions now provide special stargazing experiences for guests. For example, Cawfields Quarry is now officially recognised as a Dark Sky Discovery Site so why not grab a night-cap and a warm coat and head outside?

Kielder Observatory

The darkest skies in England

If you would like to do some star gazing, but don't have the necessary equipment, Whitelee Holiday Cottages in Otterburn offer guests a Star-Watch package. The package consists of: binoculars, star charts; red light torches which cause minimal light pollution; and seating. Stay at Beacon Hill for a Dark Sky Experience in Mid Northumberland. With their own on site observatory you can marvel at gorgeous stars above you whilst enjoying a relaxing stay in their 4 & 5 Star Gold cottages.

On a clear, Saturday night in the acres of open space surrounding Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, local astronomer Ian Glendinning offers stargazing evenings (mid-September to mid-March), complete with powerful telescopes to enhance the visibility of galaxies, nebula and star clusters. The things you see through the telescopes can then be photographed and emailed to you as a keepsake of your experience.

The stunning Northumberland sky is also a fantastic window into Aurora Borealis. Witnessing this natural phenomenon would usually involve a trip to Norway, Iceland or the Arctic Circle, but images of the ‘Northern Lights’ have been captured on the Northumberland Coast.

So whether you’re peering into the telescopes at Kielder Observatory or catching a glimpse through your binoculars- Northumberland’s night sky is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Dark Sky Friendly

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park

Find out why you DO want to be out in the dark in Northumberland...?

As home to England’s largest, wildest and most sparsely populated National Park, Northumberland proudly offers some of the best stargazing experiences and clearest night skies in England, thanks to minimal light pollution.

Due to the growing popularity of astro-tourism in the area, many of our accommodation providers and attractions now provide special stargazing experiences for guests. For example, Cawfields Quarry is now officially recognised as a Dark Sky Discovery Site so why not grab a night-cap and a warm coat and head outside?

Kielder Observatory

The darkest skies in England

If you would like to do some star gazing, but don't have the necessary equipment, Whitelee Holiday Cottages in Otterburn offer guests a Star-Watch package. The package consists of: binoculars, star charts; red light torches which cause minimal light pollution; and seating. Stay at Beacon Hill for a Dark Sky Experience in Mid Northumberland. With their own on site observatory you can marvel at gorgeous stars above you whilst enjoying a relaxing stay in their 4 & 5 Star Gold cottages.

On a clear, Saturday night in the acres of open space surrounding Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, local astronomer Ian Glendinning offers stargazing evenings (mid-September to mid-March), complete with powerful telescopes to enhance the visibility of galaxies, nebula and star clusters. The things you see through the telescopes can then be photographed and emailed to you as a keepsake of your experience.

The stunning Northumberland sky is also a fantastic window into Aurora Borealis. Witnessing this natural phenomenon would usually involve a trip to Norway, Iceland or the Arctic Circle, but images of the ‘Northern Lights’ have been captured on the Northumberland Coast.

So whether you’re peering into the telescopes at Kielder Observatory or catching a glimpse through your binoculars- Northumberland’s night sky is guaranteed to take your breath away.

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Falstone Barns
Eviivo
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Falstone
Barn conversions, banking the North Tyne river, in a central location, 5 mins from Kielder Water, a short drive to Kielder Observatory and in the Heart of Europe's largest Gold award winning Dark Skie ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 134 reviews
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Haltwhistle
Farmhouse breakfasts using locally sourced produce including our own free-range eggs, comfortable accommodation, a warm welcome will be our recipe for a relaxing stay at Kellah Farm. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 117 reviews
Outside Westnewton Estate
Self Catering
Kirknewton
Stone cottage in Northumberland National Park. Ideally situated for hill-walking. Bicycle hire and horse-riding available locally. Dogs welcome. ...
Outside Composers at Woodlands
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
5 star luxury accommodation, furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Perfect for individuals, couples or families who enjoy quality accommodation. Ideal location for exploring Northumberland a ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 10 reviews
Tarset Tor Bunkhouse
Self Catering
Kielder
Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies are located in the Northumberland National Park.  Offering versatile, eco-friendly, self-catering accommodation. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 70 reviews
Amenity Block
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Haltwhistle
Herding Hill Farm is a superb 5 star caravan, camping & glamping site in the shadow of Hadrians Wall near the Centre Of Britian town of Haltwhistle. We have hardstanding caravan/motorhome pitches, ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 174 reviews
The Bastle at Falstone Farmhouse
Self Catering
Hexham
Falstone Farmhouse Sleeps 8-10 (or at a reduced rate 4-6).So together with Falstone Barns which sleeps 14 and PoSHHuts, which sleeps 4; it offers an ideal location for a private party of 28 guests. (E ...
Sorbietrees External
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Newcastleton
Sorbietrees is a beautiful Georgian farmhouse with many original features in a tranquil location with outstanding views and abundant wildlife where a warm welcome and homely atmosphere awaits you.&nbs ...
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Beech Cottage
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Morpeth
Award-winning cottages situated on a beautiful farm with outstanding views of hills and coast. Indoor pool, gym, tennis court. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 514 reviews
Rye Hill farmhouse
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Slaley
A warm and comfortable barn conversion where one can enjoy the peace of rural life. Hexham and Hadrian's Wall Country are about 15 minutes drive. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 72 reviews
Callaly Cottage
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Alnwick
Beautifully tranquil in idyllic countryside by Thrunton woods. Light & spacious ensuite rooms. Offering B&B, massage therapies & packed lunches.  Recommended by Country Living.  ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 149 reviews
The Forge front garden
Self Catering
Rothbury
Luxury converted barns with fascinating history. Located in breathtaking open countryside near Simonside Hills. Opulent interiors. Wood-burning stoves. Tennis court. ...
Rye Hill Farmhouse
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Slaley
The cottage, set on a small working farm, has 3 en suite bedrooms - one with wheelchair access. The living area leads to a patio garden. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 72 reviews
St Cuthbert's House, Seahouses
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Seahouses
Awarded 'England's Best B&B 2014' by VisitEngland - and also Bronze & Silver medals at their national Awards in 2015 & 2016 too. Your hosts Jeff & Jill offer you beautiful Guest Accomm ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 657 reviews
Outside Scotchcoulthard
Self Catering
Haltwhistle
Stone cottages on a farm. Dogs welcome, wood burning stoves and indoor pool. Spectacular views and wildlife, north of Hadrian's Wall. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 42 reviews
Mill House
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Guyzance
Mill House is a beautiful 16th century cottage, nestled by the river Coquet, providing a tranquil and stunning place to escape. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 92 reviews
Outside The Old Barn
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Comfortable sandstone cottage fully equipped. Stunning views of Berwick, river Tweed & Cheviot Hills. Quiet countryside location 5 mins drive to town centre. Convenient for beaches, shops, pubs &a ...
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Outside Kellah Farm Cottages
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Haltwhistle
Comfortable cottages on working stock farm where children are encouraged to have hands-on experience. Beautiful walks in Pennine countryside. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 118 reviews
Whale and Dolphin Cruise 11/09/2010
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Choppington
Wildlife, birdwatching, photography and dark skies experiences, holidays and tuition with an enthusiastic friendly leader with an intimate knowledge of Northumberland, the North Pennines and the Scott ...
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Beal
Quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation on a beautiful coastal spot overlooking Holy Island in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 7 warm and comfortable en-suite rooms which are independent of t ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 182 reviews
Battlesteads outside
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Hexham
An 18thC Inn, formerly a farmhouse, in the heart of rural Northumberland close to the Roman Wall, Kielder Water and North Tyne Valley. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 934 reviews
Budle Haugh
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Bamburgh
The Budle Bay Croft Experience – fun to be had by all - inside or out.  Our child, couples and pet friendly holidays are centered around you! Luxurious serenity with bags to do on an utterl ...
Yurt
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Bellingham
Base yourself at our campsite to discover the true spirit of Northumberland and relax in the warmth of the Northumbrian way. In the English Borders, this is an ideal base for outdoor life in the stunn ...
PoSHHuts
Eviivo
Glamping
Falstone
Gloriously glamorous shepherds huts in a beautiful and private rural setting in the heart of Northumberland National Park and next to Kielder Water. A short drive to Kielder Observatory for stargazin ...
Merle Yurt amoungst woods and fells
Self Catering
Tarset
The unique Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts amongst the rolling fells of the beautiful Northumberland National Park. Wildlife, space, peace. Offering 3 fully insulated gorgeous Yurts , 3 Tipis and Sh ...
Homildon Cottage
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Wooler
Secluded 1800s cottage bordering National Park, AGA, wood stove, games-room, large hillside garden, recently renovated, sleeps eight. Wooler: 20 minutes walk. ...
Old Hall
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Kielder
This charming detached cottage sits in an isolated position near Falstone, in the Northumberland National Park, close to Kielder water. ...
Bunkhouse
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Caravan & Camping
Bellingham
Small secluded family-run campsite and bunkhouse that sleeps 15 people situated on a working farm in the centre of Bellingham village. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 32 reviews
Stonehaugh Campsite
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Caravan & Camping
Stonehaugh
A quiet and relaxed rural site set amongst beautiful moorland on the edge of Wark Forest in the stunning Northumberland National Park. ...
27 B&B Kielder village
Eviivo
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Bed & Breakfast
Kielder
Dark Sky Friendly Accommodation in Kielder village  -  the closest accommodation to Kielder Observatory. Astronomy Course available too. Outdoors & Pet Friendly. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 68 reviews
The Restaurant
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Inn
Byrness
Forest View Inn is a small family run Inn situated on the edge of Northumberland National Park and in Kielder Water and Forest Park. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 217 reviews
Peat Gate
Glamping
Featherstone
Lovely holiday retreat in a peaceful, rural setting. Nestling just above the valley of the South Tyne river. ...

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