"For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of the stars makes me dream......"
.... of a night at Langley Castle
- Vincent Van Gogh
Langley Castle has created a Starry Knights extravaganza that can claim to be possibly the best in the ‘dark sky’ galaxy.
Those booking this package will be treated to a three-course meal in the 2AA Rosette restaurant, before heading out, by dead of night, to the Kielder Observatory, with a transfer by luxury coach.
The Observatory is located in Kielder Forest, in the Northumberland international Dark Sky Park – the largest area of protected night sky in Europe and the third largest protected Dark Sky reserve in the world.
Upon returning to the Castle you will be treated to a cheeseboard and warming snifter served in the magnificent Drawing Room, before retiring to your luxury accommodation.
Tuesday 5th December 2023
The Dark Cosmos
Each individual member of the Kielder science team shares the combined passion for astronomy, however their favourite parts differ, sometimes dramatically! Tonight they will share with you their passion and guide you through their favourite things to do, see or discover.
Let them guide you around the night sky, exploring seasonal differences and highlighting the jewels of the universe you can see around that time. If the weather isn't favourable, they'll use digital simulation software to give you a full tour of the night sky, where you can even travel through time to show what you may see in the coming weeks or months.
When observing, depending on conditions and the lunar calendar you will be shown planets, star clusters and even galaxies, the brightest of which can be seen with the naked eye from the observation deck. You may even catch a glimpse of the International Space Station as it flies across the sky!
The package includes:
- Overnight accommodation
- 3-Course Meal
- Luxury Coach Travel to the Observatory
- Tickets into Kielder Observatory
- Cheeseboard & Snifter on your return to Langley Castle
- Full Nortumbrian Breakfast
- Guided Langley Castle Battlement Tour on the morning of departure
The following costs apply
(based on 2 sharing a double room)
Feature Castle Room - £460.00
Deluxe Castle Room - £420.00
Castle View Room - £380.00
Please call us on 01434 688888 to book this out of this world experience.