Stay & Gaze – Stargazing Accommodation

Escape the bright lights and enjoy a stargazing break staying over at one of these stargazing friendly accommodation providers all of which benefit from fantastic dark skies and offer amenities, resources and special packages for stargazers. Clear skies!

List of stargazing friendly accommodation providers


Aberyscir Coach House

Aberyscir, Brecon, LD3 9NP

Enjoy a stargazing break to this self catering holiday cottage which in the hills of the Brecon Beacons National Park which benefits from glorious views of Pen Y Fan of a daytime and awesome dark, starry skies at night.

Basel Cottage – Little Hall

Little Hall, Llandovery, SA20 0YW

Enjoy a stargazing break at this cosy and comfortable cottage located in the Cambrian Mountains and just on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Sit on the terrace by the firepit and lose yourself in the starry skies above!

Bedrule Hideaways

Bedrule, Jedburgh, TD9 8TE

Off grid offline and off the beaten track, Bedrule Hideaways offers the perfect opportunity for a stargazing break well away from the hustle and bustle. Stay in the old horse lorry 'Auld Rusty' and relax in the hot tub as you gaze at the starry skies above! It's camping with a little bit more...

Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site

Bellingham, Hexham, NE48 2HR

Campsite with awesome dark sky location located in the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

Belvue Guesthouse – Holy Island

Chare Ends, Holy Island, TD15 2SE

Stargazers can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome at the Belvue Guesthouse situated on the wonderfully scenic Holy Island and underneath fabulous light pollution free dark skies.

Brewers Cottage – Hexham

Leafields, Ordley, Hexham, NE46 1SX

Brewers Cottage is a beautiful self-catering property located 3 miles south of Hexham, away from light pollution and therefore a great place to experience dark sky stargazing.

Broadrake Bunkbarn & Workshops

Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, LA6 3AX, Yorkshire and The Humber

Broadrake is a fantastic stargazing location near the Ribblehead Viaduct and a great place to observe the dark skies above.

Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

Penrith Road, Keswick, CA12 4LJ

Brookfield is a 4 star rated bed and breakfast guest house situated on the approach to Keswick town centre enabling easy access to the fabulous Lake District by day and amazing dark skies by night.

Bumblebarn Bell Tents

Sheringwood, Beeston Regis, NR26 8TS

Enjoy a stargazing break and experience the dark skies above this authentic campsite on the stunning North Norfolk coast!

Butt House Guest House – Keld

Keld, Thwaite, DL11 6LJ

This lovely B&B in the village of Keld offers easy access to the Coast to Coast path, Herriot Way, Pennine Journey & Pennine Way. It's remote location away from light pollution also means that it is a fabulous place to explore the dark skies above.

Caban Dan Y Ser (Cabin under the Stars)

Bronaber, Snowdonia, LL41 4YB

Enjoy a fabulous stargazing break in Snowdonia Dark Sky Park in this cosy Scandinavian style pine log cabin!

Cadair View Lodge Log Cabins

Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia, LL41

Warm and cosy log cabins located in and around Trawsfynydd. Ideal for family and group get-aways and set in the very heart of Snowdonia National Park -- a region identified by the International Dark Sky Association for it's minimal light pollution and who awarded Snowdonia its "Dark Sky Reserve"...

Caddon View

14 Pirn Road, Innerleithen, EH44 6HH

Set in its own grounds Caddon View is a beautifully decorated Victorian house built in the 1850's. Situated in the quiet village of Innerleithen it's the ideal place for a stargazing break in the Scottish Borders.

Cambrian Escapes Dark Skies Camping

Penstacan, Cilycwm, SA20 0TF

Camping without the crowds! Just you, your loved ones, a crackling campfire and the best starry night sky you’ve ever seen! Enjoy a stargazing break at this fabulous destination with eight pitches scattered over ten acres with mountain views and your own ready made fire pit. Relax and recharge...

Cambridge House Hotel – Millom

1 Cambridge Street, Millom, LA18 5BD

Comfortable, family run hotel in easy walking distance of Millom town centre and easy access to the fabulous dark skies of the Southern Lakes.

Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast – Ampleforth

Ampleforth, York, YO62 4ED

This 16th century farmhouse offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation, set in an acre of garden with bluebell woods and fruit orchards. It's an ideal place to explore the dark skies above the Howardian Hills.

Carr’s Farm Bunk House

Wear Bank, Wolsingham, DL3 3BQ

Enjoy a group stargazing break at this cosy and well equipped bunk house.

Carraw Bed and Breakfast

Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, NE46 4DB

Carraw Bed and Breakfast is one of the finest luxury Northumberland Guest Houses, situated on the foundations of Hadrian's Wall, with a sublime hilltop setting overlooking the countryside. Located within the boundaries of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park it is a perfect location to...

Cherish Glamping

West Shaw Cote Farm, Low Abbotside, DL8 3JH

Set in beautiful Wensleydale, Cherish Glamping offers Luxury Yurts each with a kingsize 4 poster bed and their own private wet Room with rainfall shower. It's a perfect location for a stargazing break to the wonderful Yorkshire Dales.

Clerk Laithe Lodge

Slaidburn Road, Newton in Bowland, BB7

Colliford Lake Park – Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Cornwall, PL14 6PL

Colliford Lake Park is a nature reserve located in the very heart of Bodmin Moor and easy access from the A30. Ample public parking with picnic areas and lakeside walks allow you to find that perfect stargazing spot. With wide expansive skies and being away from light pollution this makes for an...

Dolgoch Hostel

Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR, Wales

Access from short un-surfaced track (1 mile) site has large flat areas for observing.

Dovestone Holiday Park

Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, OL3 7NF

Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site

Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, DG8 9DB

Stargazing friendly, family run campsite under fantastic dark skies and home to the twice-yearly "Galloway Gathering" starcamps. Excellent amenities and a wonderful part of the world make this a great stargazing location.

Druridge Bay Country Park

Red Row, Morpeth, NE61 5BX

Located on the North East coast this country park is surrounded by woods and meadows and features a large freshwater lake. It's proximity to the beach means the skies above are dark and star-filled. Overnight camping is allowed with permission and by prior arrangement so for a short trip North...

Dunkery Beacon Country House

Wooten Courtenay, Dunster, TA24 8RH, South West

Eaton Manor Country Estate

Eaton-under-Heywood, Church Stretton, SY6 7DH

Escape the bright lights and enjoy a stargazing break under the fabulous dark skies of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at this tranquil, secluded, and stunning location.

Eco Nature Holidays – Glendaruel

Glendaruel, Argyll, PA22 3AE

Eco Nature Holidays is an award winning family run business on Scotland's wonderful West Coast. It's a great location to explore the wonders of Argyll and the perfect stargazing destination to experience the wonderful dark skies above.

Eddington Lodge

Kilkhampton, Bude, EX23 9RZ, South West

Eddington Lodge is a "perfect-for-astronomers" getaway location under the glorious dark skies of Cornwall. Situated a few miles inland from the coast and far enough from Bude to escape local light pollution it has wonderful facilities including observation pods each with a massive 20" Dobsonian...

Entrance Lodge – Hawick

Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, TD9 7JL

Stay at the cosy and well-equipped Entrance Lodge in Hawick and use it as a base to explore the Scottish Borders, only a short trip out of town away from the town's lights will reveal the glorious dark skies above the region.

Fig Tree House – Winston

1 Town Farm Close, Winston, DL2 3RZ

Self catering holiday accommodation set on the outskirts of Darlington and a gateway to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Firs Farm Bed & Breakfast

Healey, Ripon, HG4 4LH

This traditional, early 19th Century grade II listed farmhouse is set within the peaceful Nidderdale with unspoilt views across the valley to be enjoyed during the day time and fabulous dark starry skies above by night. Located within easy travel distance to the wonderful Lime Tree Observatory.

Freshwell Camping Croyde

Moor Lane, Braunton, EX33 1NU

Located only 2 minutes walk from the entrance to Croyde Beach, Freshwell Camping is the ideal coastal campsite offering plenty of open space to pitch your tent and explore the area by day and dark star filled skies by night!

GlamPods Northumberland

Troughend West Tofts, Otterburn, NE19 1LA

Enjoy a fabulous stargazing break under the dark skies of Northumberland at this comfortable and cosy venue with excellent facilities. Why not enhance your visit and book their local astronomer to give you a tour of the constellations with a large telescope!?

Glan Llyn Farmhouse

Pant Du Road, Nercwys, CH7 4DD

Escape the city lights and enjoy a stargazing break at this ancient and peaceful corner of North Wales. Spend time relaxing in a hot tub with daytime views overlooking the hills and night time views of the dark starry skies above.

Graystock Lodge – Cockerham

Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0ER

Graystock Lodge is a beautiful log cabin, offering modern and stylish facilities in a comfortable and relaxing countryside environment. Being situated away from local light pollution it's a great place to stay for a stargazing break.

Greenah Bed & Breakfast

Matterdale, Thackthwaite, CA11 0SA

This friendly and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation benefits from dark skies and easy access to the Lakes.

Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

The Old Weather Station, Staylittle, SY19 7DB

Enjoy a fabulous group stargazing break at this remote and comfortable bunk house.

Haw Wood Farm Caravan Park

Hinton, Saxmundham, IP17 3QT

Small informal caravan site with several resident Astronomers. Spring and Autumn Star Parties organised by Breckland Astronomical Society.

Hemscott Hill Farm

Widdrington, Morpeth, NE61 5EQ

Stargazing friendly accommodation provider under the fantastic dark skies of Druridge Bay in Northumberland.

High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, YO62 7TG

This caravan park situated just north of Helmsley is absolutely perfect for a stargazing adventure! Being located away from sources of light pollution means that the dark skies can be seen in all of their glory with the Milky Way arching across the sky. The property has been made dark sky friendly...

High Haume Glamping – Dalton-in-Furness

High Haume Farm, Dalton In Furness, LA15 8JP

Set in an elevated position in a scenic area, High Haume Farm and its Camping Pods enjoy panoramic views of the Duddon Estuary and the southern Lake District hills. An ideal location to explore the natural beauty of the Lake District and the skies above.

Higher Longford Cottages

Moorshop, Tavistock, PL19 9LQ

Enjoy a stargazing break staying in one of these traditional stone built cottages which are set amongst the foothills of the spectacular Dartmoor National Park.

Hillside Scalloway Holiday Lets

Hillside, Westshore, Shetland, ZE2 9LG

Hillside comprises of spacious 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, utility room, living room with stunning views of Scalloway. It's an ideal base to explore Shetland and the fabulous dark skies above.

Humble Bee Farm

Flixton, Scarborough, YO11 3UJ

Set in the wonderful region of Ryedale this camping location is ideally situated under the dark skies of Rydale making it a fantastic place for a stargazing escape!  The venue plays host to annual stargazing events run in conjunction with the local Scarborough and Rydedale Astronomical Society.

Ingleby Lodge Holidays

Askrigg, Leyburn, DL8 3JQ

Ingleby Lodge is a spacious and comfortably furnished farmhouse which accommodates a total of 14 people. This beautiful building is set in open farmland in a gloriously isolated South-facing position with splendid views of the surrounding countryside and fells beyond. It's location at the heart of...

Isle of Coll – Coll Bunkhouse

Arinagour, Isle of Coll, PA78 6SY

Comfortable and cosy hostel accommodation with excellent facilities and the most amazing dark skies. Excellent getaway retreat for anyone keen or interested in astronomy. Venue to the twice annual "Coll & The Cosmos" star-camp.

Jackdaw Cottage

3 Garden Terrace, Baycliff, LA12 9RP

Enjoy a stargazing break at this fantastic holiday home with a multi-fuel burner, enclosed garden and pub over the road. A great location for exploring the South Lakes, and of course fabulous dark skies!

Jamaica Inn – Bodmin Moor

Bolventor, Launceston, PL15 7TS

This famous smuggler's pub is located at the very heart of the exceptionally dark Bodmin Moor, making it an ideal place to grab a bite to eat and go stargazing.

Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Weybourne, Holt, NR25 7HW

Camping and caravan park located on the Norfolk coast with exceptional dark skies above. Home of the bi-annual Kelling Heath star party, the largest of it's kind in the UK. Free public access to the sports field which has been designated as a Dark Sky Discovery site.

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

Kielder Campsite is arguably one of the best campsites for stargazing in the whole of England! Located on the outskirts of Kielder Village and at the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park the views of the starry skies above during a new Moon period are quite simply breathtaking!...

Kingfishers Holidays – Charmouth

Newlands Bridge, Charmouth, DT6 6AZ

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this lovely self-catering accommodation is an ideal base to explore the Jurassic Coast and the stars in the dark night sky.

Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, DG7 1PE

Enjoy a stargazing break at one of these 3 cozy holiday cottages set within the landscaped grounds of the historic Kirkennan Estate.

Knoydart Hide

Inverie, Knoydart, PH41 4PL

Knoydart Hide offers self-catering accommodation in a beautiful and secluded woodland setting overlooking Loch Nevis. A fantastic location to explore the local area and dark skies above.

Knoydart House

Inverie, Knoydart, PH41 4PL

Knoydart House - a self catering Studio Room which is a perfect base to explore the surrounding area and enjoy the dark skies above.

Knoydart River Cottage

Inverie, Knoydart, PH41 4PL

Knoydart River Cottage is a luxury bed & breakfast offering three en-suite bedrooms each with their own private outdoor space. Located next to Inverie River the venue has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and out to Loch Nevis and equally spectacular views of dark starry skies above.

La Ruche Bed & Breakfast

29 Thorpefield, Sockbridge, CA10 2JN

B&B accommodation situated in an ideal location for anyone wishing to explore the stunning Lake District area on foot, bike, car, bus or by telescope!

Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XP, North East

Set in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty this location's remoteness allows visitors to explore the wonderful surrounding countryside by day and the star-filled skies by night.  A fantastic place to have a stargazing break!

Llanerchindda Farm

Cynghordy, Llandovery, SA20 0NB

Enjoy an adventure exploring the Welsh countryside by day and the awesome dark skies above by night at this comfortable Coach House accommodation.

Llanfair Hall – Anglesey

Dwyran, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, LL61 6AX

Nestled in the Welsh countryside, Llanfair Hall is only 8 miles from the A55, 16 miles from the edge of Snowdonia and boasts 5* and Gold rated glamping pods on Anglesey while being awarded the AA's UK Glamping Site of the year for 2019-2020. You’ll have your own individual wet room, personal...

Lochend Cottage

Latheron, Achavanich, KW5 6DX

Enjoy stunning views over the Loch and surrounding countryside, as well as the dark star filled skies above!

Lucksall Camping and Caravan Park

Mordiford, Hereford, HR1 4LP

Venue for the annual Stargazers Lounge Star Party.

Manor View Bed & Breakfast – Cookstown

Cookstown, Kildress, BT80 9RS

Enjoy a break at this lovely bed and breakfast overlooking Drum Manor Forest Park and easy access to the nearby OM Dark Sky Observatory at Beaghmore.

Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

Brampton Road, Alston, CA9 3BD

This traditional farmhouse lies half a mile beyond the outskirts of Alston on the borders of Northumberland and Cumbria and within the scenic North Pennines AONB. It's a great base to explore the surrounding area and dark skies above.

Market Cross Guest House – Belford

1 Church Street, Belford, NE70 7LS

This former Georgian coaching house is now an award winning luxury Bed and Breakfast in the village of Belford with easy access to the dark skies of Northumberland.

Merrybent Hill Luxury B&B

Catlow Road, Slaidburn, BB7 3AQ

Perfectly situated for visiting the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park, Merrybent Hill is located in a peaceful rural situation just outside Slaidburn. Stargazers are enthusiastically welcomed with binoculars...

Middlehead Cottages – Stape

Stape, Pickering, YO18 8HY

Located within North York Moors National Park, Middlehead Cottages offers 5-star accommodation on the edge of a forest. A perfect base to explore the surrounding area and skies above.

Mill View Bed and Breakfast

Gress, Isle of Lewis, HS20NB

Experience the truly awesome dark skies above the Isle of Lewis at Mill View Bed and Breakfast, a private guest suite attached to a croft house in Gress.

Newhouse Farm Cottages – Witheridge

Witheridge, Tiverton, EX16 8QB

Newhouse Farm Cottages, a rural retreat set in 30 acres of courtyard gardens, organic fields and woodland. In the heart of Devon, a perfect base to explore the local area and dark skies above.

Noelle’s Cottages – Middleton Hall

Middleton Hall, Pickering, YO18 8NX

Three self-catering holiday cottages set in their own secluded garden situated on the edge of the North York Moors. Providing you with a perfect base to explore the local area and wonder at the night sky.

North Shire

Liverton, Saltburn by the Sea, TS13 4TJ

Enjoy a stargazing break at this magical and unique venue in the North York Moors National Park with accommodation options including a Shire House, Story Book Cottage, Ground Keeper’s Cottage or shepherds hut.

Owl Cottage – Teesdale

Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN

Owl Cottage is a fabulously quaint and extremely cosy one-bedroomed traditional Dales Cottage situated on the edge of Middleton-in-Teesdale, in the Durham Dales. Located in the quiet and peaceful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the location benefits from fabulous scenic views...

Pitton Cross Caravan Park

Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PT

Located on the edge of the Gower Peninsular near Rhossili village this camping and caravan site benefits from wonderful dark skies and, being open all year round, is perfect for a stargazing getaway!

Plas Llanfair

Llanfair yn Neubwll, Isle of Anglesey, LL65 3LE

Enjouy a stay at this fantastic stargazing retreat on the Isle of Anglesey.

Raworths Retreat at Burn Cottage

Laundry Road, Lairg, IV27 4DE

This lovely cosy, modern two bed self-catering cottage that sleeps four is located in the quiet rural village of Lairg and a perfect base to explore the surrounding area and the dark, starry skies above.

Redesdale Arms

Horsley, Rochester, NE19 1TA

Pub, restaurant and overnight accommodation provider located in the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park this location is a frequent host of stargazing events organised by local astronomers and is a readily accessible place to view the fantastic star-filled skies above.

Riverside Retreat Veterans Camp

Cwmsawdde Farm, Llanddeusant, SA19 9UP

Explore the dark skies from the Brecon Beacons at this venue which is specially geared for veterans.

Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

Spiral Tower, Hawick, TD9 8TB

Experience the fabulous dark skies above the Scottish Borders at Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping. Set amongst 500 acres of unspoilt upland is set in the heart of the Teviot Valley's Special Landscape Area in the Scottish Borders. Offering a range of options from camping to glamping it's a superb...

Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, DL12 0HH

Enjoy a stargazing break to this lovely remote farm in the heart of the North Pennines AONB. Benefitting from amazing dark skies it is also ideal for exploring nearby High Force Waterfall, Cauldron's Snout and the Pennine Way. The comfortable private AirBnB room comes at an amazing overnight price!

Shoulsbarrow Farm

Exmoor National Park, Challacombe, EX31 4TS, South West

Please see directions

Snowdonia Glamping Holidays

Plas yn Rhos, Rhydlanfair, LL24 0SS

Experience the truly stunning dark skies above Snowdonia National Park at this luxury glamping accommodation. Ideally suited for couples and families, the shepherds' huts and glamping barns are charming, romantic and cosy with seating areas to make the most of the views of the starry skies above.

Stargazers Retreat – Brecon Beacons

The Forestry, Trecastle, Brecon, LD3 8YA

This cosy converted stable is ideally located under the very darkest of skies in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve and makes for a superb place to get away for a stargazing break.  Frequent stargazing courses are also held here making it perfect for beginners.  Recommended!

Tan Hill Inn

Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6ED

Famous pub on the Pennine Way incredibly remote with amazing dark skies away from the pub lights, overnight camping and comfortable accommodation.

The Byre at Woodside Farm

Folly Top, Eggleston, DL12 0DW

For booking enquiries please contact [email protected]

The Fox & Hounds – Ainthorpe

45 Brook Lane, Whitby, YO21 2LD

This traditional village inn in the heart of the North York Moors prides itself on a warm and friendly atmosphere and is a great location for stargazing.

The Nook Brewhouse

3A Victoria Square, Holmfirth, HD9 2DN

Located in the heart of the picturesque Pennine town of Holmfirth, an ideal base to explore the surrounding area and the dark skies above.

The Old Corn Mill – Cerrigydrudion

Cerrigydrudion, Conwy, LL21 9UB

This 18th century converted corn mill is set in 2 acres of pasture and woodland. An ideal base to explore the land and skies above.

Todd & Gunn Cottages

Wasdale, Santon Bridge, CA19 1UX

The cottages at Todd and Gunn at Hallflat Farm, Wasdale are perfectly situated to enjoy all the delights the Lake District has to offer and are within easy reach of fells, lakes, rivers, towns and the coast. And of course the dark starry skies above!

Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN

The Twice Brewed Inn is situated within the Southern boundary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and as such is a fantastic place to go stargazing! By day you can visit the nearby Sill Landscape Discovery Centre and explore the stunning remains of the Roman fort at Vindolanda,...

Tyn Cornel Hostel

Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH, Wales

Accessed along a track from the main road, telescopes can be erected in the car park or hostel patio.

Wesley House – Lanner

Lanner, Redruth, TR16 6EZ

A quirky cottage in the heart of Cornwall - a perfect base to explore the surrounding Cornish countryside and dark skies above.

Westermill Farm – Exford

Exford, Minehead, TA24 7NJ

Westermill Farm is a stargazers paradise and a hidden gem in the South West of England!  Located at the very heart of Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve the venue benefits from amazingly dark skies!  Offers a traditional campsite with amenities, self-catering cottages and a farm shop ideal for breakfast!

Wild Northumbrian

Thorneyburn Old Rectory, Tarset, Northumberland, NE48 1NA

Wild Northumbrian is an incredible place to experience the dark skies of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park! Their accommodation options include comfy yurts (complete with wood burner), a tree house and a traditional Northumberland shepherds hut! Chill out round the fire eating pizza cooked...

Willow Springs Campsite

Llwyn Y Fynnon Farm, Glyncorrwg, SA13 3DD

The campsite is located next to the Afan Forest, perfectly situated to explore the whole of South and Mid Wales. An ideal location for star gazers with the opportunity to access binoculars and a telescope with star charts, visual guides and Red light torches available too.

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