If you want to go stargazing wherever *you* are, and you want to book one of our Astronomers, head over to our contact page. We also host some great events at these venues shown below, scroll down and click the links to check out their websites. Download our free stargazing guide here as a JPG or here as a pdf.
The Dark Sky discovery Observatory at Battlesteads
Located at a Dark Sky Discovery Site in Wark and under very dark skies, the observatory offers stargazing in style; the perfect compromise between the beautiful majesty of dark skies and the facilities offered by a 21st Century Countryside Village location.
There’s a wealth of history, an abundance of wildlife, rugged moorlands and beautiful valleys. The awe-inspiring marvel of truly dark night skies filled with a myriad of stars. Whether you want to Walk the Wall, explore historical sites or just hide from the rat-race, Stanegate Hideaways provide the perfect places for escape.
Hideaway Huts: The Bothy and The Shieling, Quirky and romantic; Practical and peaceful. Luxury Escapes in the heart of Northumberland designed just for two.
These two Hideaway Huts are located in the quiet, secluded paddock with stunning views across the South Tyne Valley by day and the glorious back-cloth of Northumberland’s Dark Skies by night.
Slaley Hall Hotel
Slaley Hall Hotel offers luxurious accommodation, spa & gym facilities, a 36 hole golf complex, restaurants, event spaces and a really wild outdoor stargazing site.
Stargazing events at Slaley Hall begin with a heart-warming buffet in a private room and after a brief introduction by a team of AstroVentures Astronomers, you can walk (or be chauffered), up to their custom built really-wild stargazing site. The end of the evening includes a hot drink (luxury hot chocolate anyone?), and home-made cookies.
Guests at Slaley Hall can also book an AstroVentures Astronomer whenever you would like to go stargazing during your stay, book here.
Allenheads Contemporary Arts
The Old School House Allenheads, in rural North Pennines is a beautiful holiday home for families and friends or a residential retreat with studios for artists and writers and school groups. The schoolhouse is ideal for groups, and they have a small-self catering accommodation that sleeps 2.
The Joiner's Shop Bunkhouse
The Joiner’s Shop Bunkhouse is very much a traditional, get away from it all, bunkhouse. It is all thrills and no frills! It’s not shiny and modern but rustic, cosy and wholesome. We have everything you need for a comfortable stay: heating throughout, hot showers, 18 sturdy pine bunk beds, full kitchen including oven, fridge and microwave, long kitchen table, living room with plenty of seating and an open fire. There is also plenty of parking and an outdoor area to enjoy the sun or gaze at the open dark skies
The Comb is a converted traditional stone border farm situated at the head of the picturesque Tarset Valley with 60 acres of its own land. Bordered by Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest, it sits among the beautiful scenery of one the UK’s last remaining true wilderness.
A complete refurbishment of The Comb has been undertaken to a high standard creating a beautiful building full of traditional character including original timber beams, stone walls and wooden floors. The result is something that is equally at home as base for a holiday or short break, unique wedding venue, ideal for corporate retreats and training plus a perfect venue for a party venue or other big event.
Brown Rigg Lodges
Brown Rigg Lodges is a converted national school camp situated outside Bellingham in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Bellingham has many traditional inns, pubs, cafes, shops, a children’s playpark, and an excellent 18-hole golf course. The North Tyne River meanders through the village and is popular for fishing.
A complete refurbishment of Brown Rigg Lodges has been undertaken to a high standard creating beautiful guest rooms and luxury family lodges. The beautifully refurbished holiday lodges have uninterrupted views over the Northumberland National Park. The lodges are suitable for families, couples and groups and each one sleeps up to six people. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome in each lodge.