Star struck in Northumberland

NorthumberlandStar struck in NorthumberlandThe Indian summer might be on its way out, but don’t let that deter you from unleashing your independent spirit and having some fun this autumn.

From grisly tales on the coast to stargazing in the darkest spot in England, we’ve picked out some favourite activities in Northumberland to get you started.

By day…

Terrible Tails at Woodhorn Museum

Join professional storyteller Gary Cordingly to hear spine-tingling tales from Northumberland’s past found in the Northumberland Archives housed at Woodhorn Museum. Set in Woodhorn’s atmospheric old colliery buildings and surrounding woodland, these stories will leave you scared, shocked and fearful all in one session!

Goblin Queen & Dragon at Alnwick Castle

Follow the eerie calls of the Goblin Queen in the language of Goble, as she gathers you around to meet her dragon friend who has moving wings, blinking eyes, and billows smoke from its nostrils. This mystical duo has travelled from the land of Goble, to find out why the dragon’s eggs are no longer hatching. The Goblin Queen may tether her beast to you as she makes her investigations, or you may be chosen to sit on one of the dragon’s eggs to keep it warm!

By night…

Family Stargazing at Tower Know, Kielder Water & Forest Park

Discover the beauty of Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park from this idyllic spot on the edge of Kielder Reservoir. With expert guidance, you’ll discover how to view all the wonders of the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars and a telescope.

Northumberland has everything you need for a great autumn-winter short break. You’ll discover all of this and more at


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