Starry 'Knights' at Langley
"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
Starry 'Knights' at Langley Castle
A truely stellar collision of history and the stars. Our beautiful Castle lies beneath the world renowned Northumbrian dark skies. This out of this world experience will combine fine food and luxurious accommodation with a visit to the world famous Kielder Observatory where you will enjoy an evening all about the stars.
Tuesday 19th November 2019
Aurora Nights are all about learning the science behind this rare, beautiful phenomenon; what is it, where does it come from and where do the colours come from? You'll also be armed with the knowledge to know when the Northern Lights are happening and how to find the best locations locally to try to see them. You'll be given a tour of the observatory and the equipment and the experienced team will explain how it all works, and if the skies are clear you’ll be peering deep into the universe, both through telescopes and with the naked eye on the viewing decks.
A Universe Full of Stars
Tuesday 7th January 2020
The Universe... How did it start? How old is it? How big is it? How will it end? These are some of the questions that have engaged civilisations throughout millennia. On this night, with your collaboration, we will attempt to unravel it all. We will dive head first in our current understanding of it and explore the probability of how accurate the current theories are. From the uncertainty of the big bang to the cosmic microwave background and on to the evolution of the universe to what we see today. After the talk we will guide you through the observatory, introduce you to the large aperture telescopes we have here and give guidance on how best to use them, and if the skies are clear and depending on the lunar calendar, we will observe objects within our galaxy that you may never have known existed.
The package includes:
- 1 Night Accommodation in a CastleView Room
- 3-Course meal with coffee
- Travel to and from the observatory in a luxury coach.
- Entry into the observatory
- Cheeseboard and a snifter upon your return to Langley
- Full Northumbrian Breakfast
- Battlement Tour
ONLY £295.00 per room
If you wish to arrive a day early, or extend your stay for another night, then we are pleased to offer a special rate of only £99.00 (B&B).
You may also wish to upgrade to a Deluxe Room within the main Castle for an additional £20.00 per person per night.
NOTE: CastleView is a conversion and recent extension of a listed building within the grounds commanding magnificent views up to the main Castle which is situated only 80 metres away.
To Book: Please call the Castle directly on 01434 688888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Terms & Conditions
Cannot be used with any other offer and is subject to availability. Bookings must be made directly with Langley Castle Hotel and FULL PAYMENT will be required upon booking. Offer based on 2 persons sharing a double room.