Dark Sky Friendly Durham

Dark Skies Friendly logoStargazing tourism is growing in popularity across the UK and Durham has a number of dark sky discovery sites on its doorstep.  Visit County Durham currently have a number of initiatives in place to support businesses to ensure that they have all the skills and information they need to welcome visitors who will incorporate star gazing as part of their visit.

Due to the nature of star gazing, it helps to support the rural economy and off peak occupancy.  You do not need to change your business model – simply include dark skies alongside your business description in your promotional material.  For more information download a copy of the dark sky friendly toolkit.

As astro tourism grows in popularity, Visit County Durham have recognised the need to offer business support to ensure that businesses understand the variety of needs of this market.

For information on training please visit – (relevant events & training section on the Astro-tourism webinar). Visit County Durham has developed this charter mark to recognise businesses that support star gazing tourism and who wish to be work with Visit County Durham to promote this growing sector.  If you would to complete this self-assessment and use the logo on your promotional material please download the form and return as advised.