Self-catering holiday accommodation in the Kielder Forest and the International Dark Skies Park
Northumberland is home to a number of completely unique attractions, from historical castles to some of England's best loved beaches - but one of the region's most irresistible assets is the Northumberland International Dark Skies Park.
This phenomenal park is your key to the universe, offering an unfiltered, uninhibited view of the breath-taking night sky.
Northumberland's Dark Skies Park is situated in the heart of the county, comprising of the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park. Over 80% of us have never seen a truly dark sky, and this regional wonder creates an opportunity for visitors to experience the unpolluted heavens in all their galactic glory.
With the chance to feast your eyes on up to 2000 glittering stars at any given time, and with unobscured views of the magnificent Milky Way, the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is an incredibly popular spot for enthusiastic astronomers and nature lovers alike. Unveiled in December of 2013 and 572 square miles in size, the park is officially the best place in England for pure, unadulterated stargazing. Find out about the best stargazing spots with our dark skies discovery guide.
At Cottages in Northumberland, our collection of holiday cottages around Kielder Forest is ideal for short breaks in the region, and if you're organising a stargazing adventure at Kielder Forest, we've got your accommodation taken care of. Whether you're looking to stay in Wooler, Low Alwinton or Rothbury, we have a diverse range of Northumberland cottages to guarantee you find your perfect fit.