We're 'Dark Sky Friendly'!
There can be no doubt at all that Northumberland is the best place in England to enjoy the splendour of the heavens! It's home to the largest Gold-Tier International Dark Sky Park in Europe, a designation conferred in December 2013. But almost any part of this most-sparsely populated County in England gives awesome displays of the night sky. And many places along the coast are just perfect.
And we've just been awarded the 'Dark Sky Friendly' designation by Northumberland Tourism!
Although we do have a number of street-lights here in the village and around St Cuthbert's House, so it's best to head for a really dark spot to relax and view the night sky - such as from the beach, or a quiet spot just outside the village. But it's a short journey well worth making, in order to be transported into another world...
Being 'Dark Sky Friendly' is recognition that we can lend you a pair of binoculars and a blanket or two if you like, and send you off with a hot flask! And that we don't mind what time you come home, as long as you come in quietly ;-)