Dark Skies

The North Pennines are one of England's darkest places.  The North Pennine AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark is recognised as the darkest mainland AONB in the country. 

From the hotel you will see thousands of stars overhead compared to only a handful in towns and cities.  You'll see the Milky Way in all its glory, along with distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters.

If you don't have your own equipment, that's not a problem, we have all you'll need to get you started, as well as maps, leaflets, star charts and reference books.  Dress up warmly though, as the best time to see the stars is during the winter months.

A warm haven with hot drinks and food is always available to help you to enjoy the experience.  Book your accommodation with us, taking advantage of our special star gazing deals for an unforgettable stay in Upper Teesdale.