Places to stay
In and around the Kielder Water and Forest Park, there is a range of superb visitor accommodation facilities. These offer comfortable accommodation under some of the darkest skies in the whole of Europe, and many are classed as "Dark Sky Friendly". The area is quite remote which adds to the beauty of the landscape, but does mean some driving is involved; all accomodation in our list below is within 40 minutes' driving time. 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 more 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.
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.
Holly Bush Inn
Lovely bedrooms, a friendly local welcome and enormous log fire. Astronomer friendly!
Kielder Cottage and Castle Cottage
Kielder Cottage is a self-catering lodging for up to six people with wonderful views across Kielder Reservoir. Castle Cottage is self-catered for up to four guests and located in Kielder village.
Kielder Cottage and Castle Cottage
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.
Hesleyside Huts is a luxury glamping retreat nestled in the breathtaking 4,000 acre Hesleyside Estate. With its unique and magical cabins, treehouses and towers, it's is a place to escape.
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 Bothies
Great group accommodation within the Northumberland National Park. 15 miles from the Observatory. Self catering
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.
Wild Northumberland Glamping
Luxury Glamping Pods with en-suite, kitchenette and private fire pit. Perfect for star gazing! Close to A68.
Kielder and Border Cottages
The Liddel Dutch Barn, Saughtree offers 5* luxury accommodation for 2 - 3 people. The Barn is situated on the grounds of The Liddel Haven, a shepherd's cottage that sleeps 4 offering opulent holidays.
Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club site
Old Kielder Castle Cottage
This former stable overlooking Kielder Castle is the perfect self-catering retreat for those looking to explore the attractions close by. Only a short drive from the Kielder Observatory, sleeps up to 4.
Horse and Hound Country Inn
Traditional 17th Century country inn situated in the village of Bonchester Bridge. We have 9 en-suite rooms, restaurant, and a friendly public bar. Spaces for campervan stop overs.
Crabtree & Crabtree - Stargazing Collection
Collection of properties in Northumberland near the Dark Sky Park. Fitted with telescopes and binoculars, or with the option to include a stargazing kit when you stay.
Auld Cross Keys Inn, Denholm
A twelve bedroom country inn offering good quality food and accommodation in a picturesque Scottish village. Open every day. Large south facing beer garden. Dogs welcome.
Le Petit Chateau
Le Petit Chateau is a 30 bed French-Inspired boutique hotel located in Otterburn, only 20 miles away from Kielder Forest Park. The perfect hotel to enjoy not only the dark skies but the surrounding area while also experiencing the luxury in this shabby chic, blended with elegance site.
Located in the heart of Newcastleton, the bunkhouse is a perfect venue for friends, families, and groups to spend time enjoying the spectacular Liddesdale countryside.