Sitting within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park – the largest area of protected night sky in Europe – here, on a clear night, you can see thousands of stars, the Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away). If you’re lucky you might even spot the Aurora Borealis.
The landscape under these stars is ancient. Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site snakes along Northumberland’s stunning crags and escarpments. A fixed frontier of the Roman Empire from coast to coast, it was once occupied by both soldiers and civilians
The landscape is just as wild today, and as the least populated of all the National Parks, nature thrives. Being close to nature and the sense of tranquillity, belay the park’s bloody history of wild Border Reivers and Roman army camps.
A good starting point to explore is The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall, which has an excellent exhibition about the history, culture and heritage of the area.
Heathrow 6 hours
Newcastle 1 hour
Port of Tyne 1 hour
when the Romans began construction of Hadrian’s Wall
This guide provides you with a source of information on the wide range of contractable experiences and accommodation available in nine of England’s National Parks.
The Northumberland National Park Overview
Duncan Wise (Visitor Development and Marketing Manager)
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Explore some of the experiences on offer in Northumberland National Park...
In June, we welcomed an international press group of 8 journalists and influencers to the Lake District & Peak District to showcase the best of the two regions and to celebrate 70 years of National Parks in the UK. Media representatives came from Australia, USA, China, Russia, UAE, Italy, Korea
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