Northumberland Dark Skies

Look up into the night sky of Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park and enjoy the marvel of up to 2000 stars at any one time. The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is Europe’s largest, stretching across 1470 square kilometres of breathtaking scenery combining Northumberland National Park with Kielder Water & Forest Park. Due to its unspoiled skies and minimal light pollution it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the night sky.

The Northumberland Coast is a fantastic place to see the stars and in the right weather conditions you might just be lucky enough to see the amazing Aurora Borealis – ( Northern Lights).

The winter months are the optimum months for making the most of the dark skies due to the change in temperature, the sky becomes more transparent making it even easier to see the glittering skies above us.  With the opportunity to see meteor showers and the Northern lights.