Our observatory, based within the north east’s beautiful County Durham countryside, offers you the opportunity to gaze into the vastness and beauty of the universe. Astronomy is something all of us at some point wonder about, so let us guide you to understand the wonders of planets, stars galaxies, and beyond at one of our events.
Using high-tech instruments and computers in the wonderful observatory and classroom, Gary and his team will take you on a journey that will teach and enthrall.
We welcome you to your universe!
Discover when is the best time to visit Grassholme Observatory.
If coming from the north, take the B6277 from the A67 at Barnard Castle. Continue along the B6277 towards Mickleton. Turn off left at the western end of the village onto West Pasture Road, signposted Grassholme Reservoir. The main car park is roughly a mile up the road on the right.
If coming from the south, take the B6276 from the A66 at Brough. Continue along the B6276 for 10 miles towards Thringarth. Turn right before reaching Thringarth onto Grassholme Lane, near Selset Reservoir. Turn left onto Kelton Lane and the Grassholme Observatory main car park is roughly a mile up the road on the left.
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