Switch Off: Stargaze in Europe's largest dark sky park

Switch Off: Stargaze in Europe's largest dark sky park

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Switch Off: Stargaze in Europe's largest dark sky park

In Northumberland’s protected Dark Sky Reserve lies this not so little gem offering a range of brilliant events.

Learn how and where to spot the stars, the Northern Lights or even the Milky Way, become a master astro-photographer or attend a Full Moon party.

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Northumberland Dark Sky Reserve

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Go wild in Kielder Water & Forest Park

Enjoy open-air art, mountain biking and water skiing on the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe at this vast playground. The park is also home to some impressive wildlife like red squirrels and osprey.

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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Stay at Otterstone Spa

These cosy wood-clad lodges come with their very own hot tubs and views across the Northumberland countryside. And with no WiFi in sight, it’s the perfect place to switch off and get closer to nature.

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Otterstone Spa, Hexham

Encounter the remains of Hadrian’s Wall

Northumberland National Park, Northumberland, England

Check out forts, towers and museums along the 73-mile Roman wall – a major inspiration for George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones – stopping at the local pubs along the way.

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Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
06 Sep 2019(last updated)