The Dark Sky Discovery Observatory at Battlesteads

Stargazing at Battlesteads

The Battlesteads Dark Sky Discovery Observatory, is an accessible, public astronomical observatory offering talks, activities, drop in sessions, stargazing and Astrophotography courses to suit anyone from the absolute beginner to the professional.

Located at a Dark Sky Discovery Site in Wark and under very dark skies, the observatory offers the perfect compromise between the beautiful majesty of dark skies and the facilities offered by a 21st Century Countryside Village location.

What's at the Dark Sky Observatory?

Events Calendar

With events on 5 or 6 nights a week, there's something for everyone, from the newbie to the seasoned expert. You can even bring your own telescope for help and advice. Book Now


An award winning hotel with a range of accommodation from simple, elegant rooms to luxury Stargazing Lodges, with King Sized beds, and big whirlpool baths. Book Now

Bar & Restaurant

Award winning local & home grown organic produce - there's something for everyone from stargazing snacks to a full 8 course taster meal. Book Now