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Alnmouth & dark skies

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Alnmouth & dark skies

Hi where would be a good place to see the dark skies near Alnmouth or do we have to overnight elsewhere? Thanks

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1. Re: Alnmouth & dark skies

If your trip is soon, it's not the best time of year, you'll have to stay up pretty late!

Does this help?

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2. Re: Alnmouth & dark skies

thanks, it's not till September. I just wondered if any could recommend places nearby that are good. Is one area better than another for instance?

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3. Re: Alnmouth & dark skies

Alnmouth would be decent compared to much of England, but given the number of villages along the coast I would guess the further inland you drive the darker it's likely to be.

Kielder advertises itself as a Dark Sky Park, but maybe you don't have to go THAT far.

www.visitkielder.com/play/discover/dark-skies

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4. Re: Alnmouth & dark skies

There is a map on the below link

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5. Re: Alnmouth & dark skies

An hour away is the best place IN uk- Kielder- which has its own observatory- otherwise try Simonside hills near Rothbury or on the Otterburn ranges.

We do occasionally get the Northern lights visible on the Northumbrian coast- but as said, Kielder's the best!

(there are B&B there if you want to stay over.)

Edited: 12:11 pm, June 10, 2018
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6. Re: Alnmouth & dark skies

This hotel has its own observatory and offers packages including astronomy:

https://www.battlesteads.com/observatory

See reviews of it on TripAdvisor.

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7. Re: Alnmouth & dark skies

Both Kielder and the Battlesteads hotel are over an hour and a half from Alnmouth, and if you're going as far as the Battlesteads you might as well do the extra bit and go to the Observatory at Kielder.

If you get into the hills between Alnwick and Rothbury, perhaps near Edlingham, you'll be travelling less than 30 minutes from Alnmouth and, although it won't be as dark as Kielder, you should get some good sky views - weather permitting, of course.

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