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Kielder Observatory, Northumberland

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Discover Kielder Observatory

All year round star gazing and astronomy heaven, Kielder Observatory is located in the heart of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. They are the largest gold tier dark sky park in Europe, thanks to minimal light pollution. With events every evening, winter nights are darkest and best for viewing deep sky objects such as galaxies or nebulae, while in summer you can view star clusters, shooting stars and see the moon and sun’s surfaces using our incredible telescopes.

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  • What our customers have to say

    "A lovely place to relax in beautiful surroundings."

  • What our customers have to say

    "Had a wonderful time will return next year loved every minute."

  • What our customers have to say

    "We had a fantastic holiday. Walked around the majority of the reservoir. Facilities were brilliant, hot tub at the lodge especially."


Kielder Aerial Video

A birds eye view of the stunning Kielder Water.

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