Star gazing like a Roman at Cawfields Roman Wall

Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Built in AD122 Hadrian’s Wall was once the largest frontier in the Roman Empire and remained that way for 300 years.

After visiting the fabulous ruins, forts and bathhouses along the wall, prepare yourself for an evening of spectacular stargazing with a hearty selection of speciality pies at the Milecastle Inn, minutes away from the Dark Skies Discovery Site at Cawfields. 

Located in the central section of Hadrian’s Wall near Haltwhistle Cawfields Quarry picnic spot has some of the darkest skies in England. 

Come and enjoy an incredible night of star gazing, study the constellations, learn about star clusters and view distant galaxies you’ve never seen before.  Bring your own telescope or join a stargazing event with the Newcastle Astronomical Society.

Spend the night in a tent, tipi or wigwam at nearby Herding Hill Farm, and continue to gaze in awe at the night time splendour.  Imagine gazing up at the same stars the Romans did all those years ago?

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