Dine and Stargaze

Northumberland National Park

The experience

Look to the skies as you surprise your senses and combine fine-dining with a star-gazing session in the Battlesteads Observatory. The Dark Skies area of Northumberland National Park has a ‘Milkyway’ darkness rating, so you can see the Milky Way Galaxy with the naked eye. Tantilise your tastebuds with a five-course taster menu of local produce, then explore the night sky. Learn about astronomy for beginners and how to spot and photograph the Northern Lights.

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Wark on Tyne, nr Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3LS

  • The UK’s only observatory with a hotel and restaurant on site
  • The possibility of seeing the Milky Way Galaxy with the naked eye
  • Delicious five-course tasting menu of local produce

The detail

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4.5 hours

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Group size

4-26 people

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Cost per person


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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Free parking on-site.

Refreshments and meals

5-course taster menu included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday throughout the year. Advance booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Fully accessible.


Intermediate English required to fully understand the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate

Nearby accommodation

Hollybush Inn

Hollybush Inn

  • Greenhaugh, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1PW
  • 8 rooms
  • Open All year round. Closed December 25th.

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Northumberland National Park

The ‘land of far horizons’ home to England’s cleanest rivers, purest air and darkest skies.