Places to stay
In and around the Kielder Forest Park, and within a short drive in all cases of the observatory itself, there are a range of superb Hotel and Bed and Breakfast facilities for our visitors to use as a base before visiting us. These all offer comfortable accommodation in some of the darkest skies in the whole of Europe. Kielder Observatory is proud to provide links to many of these facilities and hope that if you are visiting us, you can also grace them with your time and company. If you are a local provider of such accommodation then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll endeavour to add you to this list.
For a comprehensive search of accommodation providers, places to eat and things to do see the Visit Kielder website.
The Angler's Arms
Traditional village pub serving real ale and good food, very popular thus prior booking recommended. Can provide campervan and motorhome stopovers.
The Dukes Pantry
Licensed tea room in Kielder Castle serving fantastic home-cooked food and beverages.
Lovely quiet campsite 10 mins from the Observatory, facilities include shower block and electric hook ups, plus the most amazing starry skies!
Calvert Trust at Kielder
For fully disabled-accessible accommodation in lovely wooden lodges.
Beautifully converted barns which are a 15 minute drive from the observatory. Go on treat yourself!
The Pheasant Inn
Local traditional pub and B&B serving good food and local beers also offering quality accommodation.
Red Squirrel B&B
Ideally located near the village of Falstone on the main road between Bellingham and Kielder, call Don on 01434 240093 for reservations.
Holly Bush Inn
Lovely bedrooms, a friendly local welcome and enormous log fire. Astronomer friendly!
Self-catering lodgings for up to 6 people with wonderful views across Kielder Reservoir.
For seriously luxurious and cosy glamping in fully insulated tipis and yurts.
Dark Sky Friendly B&B in a beautiful 17th Century farmhouse with spectacular views by day and spectacular skies by night.
Luxury Shepherds Huts.
Luxurious and informal B&B and a self catering chalet, both with private hot tub and breakfast provided - perfect for stargazing!
Northumbrian Holiday Cottages
Holiday cottages in Redesdale and Otterburn.
East Otterburn Farm
Traditional Northumbrian farmhouse located in the village of Otterburn.
Abbotshaw House - Farm B&B
4 Star B&B with fantastic Dark Starry Skies, wonderful views and telescope for guests' use.
Lie under the stars in a cosy camping cabin with glass roof panels. Enjoy fantastic Dark Skies and wonderful views.
Black Burn Lodge B&B
Luxury modern boutique B&B with guest lounge with wood stove and telescope for stargazing overlooking the Liddle Water, close to all amenities in Newcastleton.
The Grapes Hotel – Newcastleton
The Grapes Hotel in Newcastleton offers well-appointed rooms in the Scottish Borders. With a restaurant and bars, this hotel also provides free parking and Wi-Fi.
Tarset Tor – Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays
Wake up to a new experience in one of Britain's most breathtakingly unspoilt landscapes. The Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy bunkhouses are in a secluded spot on the edge of Kielder Forest.
Clear Sky Lodge Park
Cottage and Lodges to rent nestled in 43 acres of woodland with magnificent views 1 mile from Kielder village.
Brown Rigg Lodges
Set in a peaceful and private location, 4 comfortable, pet-friendly and well equipped self-catering lodges and 6 en-suite rooms. Can cater for group bookings and there is a games/function hall on site.
Riverdale Hall Hotel
Award winning restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, cricket field & salmon river in its own delightful grounds within the lovely town of Bellingham.
The Black Bull
The Black Bull Hotel & Country Kitchen is a luxury hotel, situated in the picturesque village of Wark only a stone's throw away from a wide stretch of the upper river Tyne.
Saughtree Station B&B
This sympathetically refurbished and extended former railway station is located in beautiful Liddlesdale making it idea for walkers, cyclists and anyone looking for peace and tranquility.
The Buteland Stop
Glamping in Bellingham: our Buteland Shepherds Hut is a traditional shepherds hut with a high quality interior with amazing surroundings and views that are simply stunning.
The Blackcock Inn
This 17th century coaching inn is a family run pub and restaurant in Falstone Village near Kielder Water with 6 rooms available to book.
Bower Cottages are two spacious, comfortable and cosy stone barn conversions in the Dark Skies Park.
Gocampervan – North East campervan and motorhome hire based in Newcastle close to the airport. Head to Kielder Observatory on your campervan adventure.
A beautifully appointed self catering cottage with breathtaking views, a log burner and free Wifi. Walking distance to Greenhaugh and the local pub/restaurant.
Kielder Village B&B
Kielder Kip Cottage and Kielder Kip House
Fountain Cottage Cafe and B&B
A family run business nestled in the heart of Bellingham, Fountain Cottage B&B offers the perfect rural retreat. Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and 6-bed B&B.
Three self contained apartments each having a separate entrance. Suitable for couples. Located in Tarset, 25 minutes to the Observatory.
Falstone Posh Huts
Beautiful shepherds huts with own kitchen, bathroom & garden in the tranquil setting of Falstone Farm.