Harbottle Castle – Northumberland National Park
We are delighted that Drakestone Cottage has been accredited as Dark Sky Friendly!
Northumberland International Dark Sky Park was unveiled in December 2013. At 572 square miles it is also Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due 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.
Drakestone Cottage is situated in the International Dark Sky Park less than two miles from a Dark Sky Discovery site in Alwinton. We have put together a beginner’s stargazing pack including books, binoculars red lens torches and a flask for guests to use during their stay with us. To find out more about Dark Skies, click here.