Astronomy Home Why not make a night of it or even two!

You could stay at GlamPods Northumberland, where on a clear night the Dark Sky official reading is 21.23 – what better way to watch the sky from the comfort of your own Pod surrounded by vast open space, peace and quiet.

Northumberland National Park forms part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Unveiled in December 2013 and at 572 square miles (1,483 square kilometres) it is also Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Thanks to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens.

On a clear night, you can see upward of 2000 stars, the Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away) with the naked eye. Every night, there is something different to see, from meteor showers to the Northern lights.

Glampods Northumberland are offering a Dark Sky Evening Experience that includes a one night stay in the Pod, BBQ in The Hut with toasted marshmallows and an evening with our Science Presenter .

Ideal for groups of friends or individuals that would like to join a group. We also have planned AstroPhotography evenings.

Bring along your Digital SLR and learn to capture the night sky.

To Book a pod and an Astro evening contact Glampods Northumberland direct and request a Dark Sky experience.


Two hours of clear skies and great questions