Aurora Night In Northumberland

Published: Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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If you’re in Northumberland this month, there is plenty to see and do in the Autumn season. What’s great about this time of year is the night sky – perfect for astronomers who like to see everything that the skyline has to offer. And this even includes the Northern Lights!

You might not think that you can see the Northern Lights in Northumberland, but the truth is that these incredible lights, with their stories and folk tales, has been seen before in this region, especially on a clear night.

At Kielder Observatory, you can learn about the energy that the sun releases and how this interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere to give us the marvellous light show known as the Northern Lights. Even if you are a novice, you can begin to understand why we see these beautiful lights and what they mean.

On special nights throughout the month, you can learn not only the science but also how to find the lights and when to look. You can enjoy a talk from an expert, and then a tour of the Observatory, where you can also see the telescopes and meet astronomers. They are there to answer all your questions.

The dates that this event is running throughout October includes:

Friday                    13/10/2017         23:30 - 02:30

Monday               16/10/2017         20:00 - 23:00

Wednesday        18/10/2017         20:00 - 23:00

Wednesday        25/10/2017         20:00 - 23:00

Friday                    27/10/2017         19:45 - 22:45

Monday               30/10/2017         20:00 - 23:00

To find out more about this event, go to the Kielder website. There you can book a place on one of the talks and find out more about other events happening in the observatory over the coming months.

While you’re in the area of Northumberland, there is plenty of things to do during the day, too! It is a great place to holiday or spend a long weekend. The area of Northumberland is steeped in natural beauty and ancient history, so if you’re a fan of discovering ancient relics, this would make a perfect holiday for you.

Staying in Northumberland

When staying in the area, why not stay in a luxury cottage. Grace Darling cottages offers special collection of Scottish apartments and holiday cottages which are in an ideal location for a break north of the border.

Each unique cottage is situated on the banks of Loch Ness, in 20 acres of private gardens so you can truly kick back and enjoy nature.

You’re in a good location for exploring the rest of the region, too. If you like golf, Grace Darling Holiday customers will receive a 20% discount on green fees at Seahouses Golf Club during their holiday. Also, if you book any of our Bamburgh First cottages arriving between 1st October 2017 and 30th June 2018, you will qualify for 2 rounds of golf between Monday and Friday, at the Bamburgh Castle Golf Club.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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