Hi where would be a good place to see the dark skies near Alnmouth or do we have to overnight elsewhere? Thanks
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?
Kielder advertises itself as a Dark Sky Park, but maybe you don't have to go THAT far.
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
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.