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Photographers and stargazers are being offered a unique opportunity to combine their skills with a new 'Introduction to Astrophotography' break at Battlesteads Hotel, Restaurant & Observatory.

The award-winning eco-hotel in Northumberland, which is the only hotel in the country with an on-site observatory, is running the course throughout January and February to provide expert tuition and a hands-on experience of the art of astrophotography.

Attendees of the two-day course will be able to get to grips with specialist cameras and master their astronomic skills, while enjoying the warm and welcoming hospitality of Battlesteads Hotel.

A dedicated Dark Sky Discovery Site, Battlesteads enjoys some of the darkest night skies in the country, where on a clear night the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye.

The 'Introduction to Astrophotography' packages include two nights accommodation with breakfast, a five-course tasting menu on the first night and three-course dinner on the second night, attendance of a dark sky event in the observatory on the first night, a photography course on the second day covering long exposure photography, image processing and how to use specialist astrophotography cameras, with the final evening spent putting the skills into practice at the observatory, with the expert tutors on hand to help.

Introduction to Astrophotography breaks at Battesteads start from &pound;215 per person, and are available on the following dates:


Wed 10 & Thursday 11
Friday 13 & Saturday 14
Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18
Friday 20 & Saturday 21


Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8
Friday 10 & Saturday 11
Friday 17 & Saturday 18
Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22

For more information and to book, call 01434 230 039.

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Join us for an evening of indulgence as we discover the art of wine matching, taking you on a mysterious culinary adventure filled with fine dining and fascinating lunar activity...

We’ll be joined by wine expert Richard Pickles as he guides our palates through the characteristics of each wine and why they have specifically been matched with each course and as Halloween falls on the same day, we’ll also explore the cosmos, looking at how the moon’s movements and position affect the wine making process.

Each show-stopping course has been created using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and will be served with a perfectly paired organic or biodynamic wine so you can wake up to a clear head the following morning!


A Selection of Canapés
Little Eden Moscato, SE Australia

Assiette of Salmon
Battle of Bosworth Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, S Australia

Wild Mushroom Soup with Truffle
St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Gérald Vallée,
Domaine de la Cotelleraie, Loire, France

Rack of Local Lamb
Huia Pinot Noir, Marlborough, NZ

Red Wine Poached Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce
Castello Banfi Brachetto d'Acqui Rosa Regale, Tuscany, Italy

Selection of Local Cheese
Quinta do Vallado 10 Yr Old Tawny Port, Oporto, Portugal

Coffee and Handmade Fudge

Stay Overnight

Make it a tasty retreat with a luxurious overnight stay, wine tasting dinner and full English breakfast for two
for just £180

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