Dark Sky Status

Northumberland is home to an International Gold Tier Dark Sky Park, the biggest in Europe, making it the ideal place to stay and experience a truly dark sky – something 85% of the population have never seen.

By achieving the ‘Dark Sky Stay & Gaze’ award, accommodation providers across the county have gone above and beyond to assist visitors to have their own dark sky experience. This means they have a designated viewing area with minimal light pollution, providing equipment and information to help visitors understand and enjoy our night skies.