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Kielder Observatory, Hexham, Northumberland

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This is truly an awe-inspiring photography location. The observatory sits in the middle of Northumberland’s Kielder Forest, overlooking the spectacular Kielder reservoir - Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake. The location has the lowest levels of light pollution in the country and is one of the darkest places in Europe - making it the perfect place for astrophotography. In such a remote and unspoilt landscape the timber observatory successfully fits into its beautiful forest surroundings. The location is also a heaven for wildlife, you can see red squirrel, roe deer, bats and any number of birds of prey, from goshawks to windhovers.

To visit this location you must attend one of the regular events held at the observatory. Booking is essential through their website. The observatory provides a spectacular opportunity to see and capture celestial objects such as planets, stars and galaxies in breathtaking detail. It's also a good place to witness the Northern Lights when conditions are favourable. The events are good value and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable. 


Castle Drive
KielderNorthumberland NE48
United Kingdom

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