Battlesteads is a charming hotel that dates back to 1747 and is located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park Dark Skies region. Battlesteads is a pub, hotel and restaurant, with an on-site Observatory. The 4 parts of this venue work fantastically as stand-alone elements and together they complement each other brilliantly resulting in a perfect venue for a unique and magical, rural getaway.
The authentic bar with low ceilings, classic furniture, wood burner and Victorian décor, sits perfectly alongside the extended modern bar and restaurant areas, which are bright and airy. The quirky hotel rooms are each individually styled and offer all the mod cons. The restaurant serves exceptional food and great service; breakfasts are a multi-layered feast and the 5-course tasting menu is innovative and delicious, enabling guests to satisfy all 5 tastes including the umami!
The USP of this venue is the world-class observatory located on-site. The Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory is an accessible, public astronomical observatory offering talks, activities, stargazing and Astro courses to suit anyone from the absolute beginner to the professional. With expert knowledge on-hand from passionate and enthusiastic leaders, this is a real haven for amateur astronomers, astrologers and inquisitive folk alike! Visitors can view the moon and stars through the telescope and binoculars, whilst learning about the life-cycle of stars; red = nearly dead, blue = new!
Battlesteads prides itself on being an Eco Hotel and has been shortlisted for the Cateys 2019 National Eco Hospitality Award, it has previously been recognised for its sustainability by the Good Hotel Guide, the AA and Visit England Awards for Excellence.