Become dark sky friendly


Apply for a Dark Sky Friendly Award

Northumberland is home to one of the largest dark sky parks in Europe, where you can see some of the most beautiful stars in the darkest skies. Northumberland International Dark Sky Park was awarded Gold tier status in 2013, making it officially the best place in England for you to stargaze.

Northumberland businesses can apply for a Dark Sky Award, available at two different levels, giving accommodation providers the opportunity to attract stargazing visitors and develop their offer.

Dark Sky Friendly

A Dark Skies Friendly Business. These are businesses that encourage visitors to experience our dark skies during their visit and help them to do this easily.

Dark Sky Stay & Gaze

A Dark Sky Stay and Gaze Business. These businesses provide facilities for enjoying the night sky from their own premises.

Apply for a Dark Sky Friendly Award

Make small changes to attract visitors who are interested in marvelling at Northumberland’s starry skies.
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