1. North East
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  3. Barnard Castle

About Grassholme Observatory

Grassholme Observatory is a popular destination for families looking to explore the wonders of the night sky. The observatory offers a range of family-friendly sessions that are both educational and entertaining for visitors of all ages! So, whether you're fascinated in the mysteries of the night skies or you love to gaze at the stars, this wonderful observatory is the place to be.

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A Unique and Breathtaking Attraction

See stunning night sky views over Grassholme Reservoir of stars, planets and galaxies far away. You can even discover the Aurora Borealis (if you're lucky!).

Exciting Events Throughout The Year

Be in awe at the sight of a meteor shower, enjoy stargazing or take part in a family astronomy session. These are just some of the many events at Grassholme Observatory.

Astrophotography

Do you enjoy photography? Well, you're in for a treat! At Grassholme Observatory you can snap some truly beautiful pictures of the night sky.

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Facilities

  • TOILETS iconToilets
  • ONSITE_PARKING iconOnsite Parking
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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, Closed
  • Tuesday, Closed
  • Wednesday, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday, Closed
  • Friday, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday, 18:00 - 00:00
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (1-16) : £20.00
  • Adult (17-18+) : £24.00

Family of four ticket £70

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

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FAQs

Yes, there is parking.

There is ample car parking and ground level access.

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Contact Details

Grassholme Reservoir
West Pasture
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 0PW
England

Tel: 03451550236

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