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Experience our dark skies this November
Give in to your curiosities and prepare to embrace the magical feeling you will experience when gazing at the Lake District’s dark skies this November.
Be blown away by millions of twinkling skies that only show themselves in the darkest of nights. Experience solar systems and galaxies illuminate above you that exist billions of lightyears away. Feel nanoscopic while you stare in disbelief at the thousands of glistening constellations that burn way beyond our solar-system.
The Lake District’s dark skies are truly a sight to behold.
Book a stay at one of our 6 Lake District Hotels this Cumbria’s Dark Skies
Due to our vast countryside, extensive lakes and clear airs, the Lake District has unsurprisingly been named as one of the best places in England to enjoy a stargazing retreat. Light pollution maps issued by the Campaign to Protect Rural England have highlighted the Lake District National Park as having excellent visibility of stars and constellations, and with longer nights set to kick in, Autumn is the perfect time to take advantage of this scintillating opportunity.
With an excellent choice of rural spaces ideal for stargazing, now is the time to plan your November getaway to the Lake District and be truly immersed in star-filled skies that encompass the heavens above you. November and enjoy stargazing as an added bonus to your stay at no extra charge.
Please note, stargazing is best on a clear night which cannot be promised.
Book our best available rate in advance or pay nothing up front when you book our flexible rate, plus enjoy free cancellation until 7 days before you arrive!
Here are some of our favourite places to admire the stars which are a short walk or drive away from our 6 ideally based hotels:
Our stargazing leaflets have more in-depth information of some of the best places to trace the constellations as well as how to get to them. Please ask for one at reception upon arrival.Find out more
To get the most out of your stargazing retreat in the Lake District, there are recommended items which you should certainly think about bringing with you if possible:
We also highly recommend downloading a stargazing app for your mobile such as Star Walk 2, SkyView Lite & Star Map to get the most out of your evening. There are also other online resources available to you that we recommend you having a look over before you arrive including the Dark Sky Discovery Pack, Top Tips for Stargazing & Beginners Guide to Stargazing
Make your November getaway truly astronomical and pair your stargazing session with a Twilight Spa evening at The Falls Spa at Lodore Falls Hotel in the Borrowdale Valley on one night of your stay for an additional £50 per person. (alternative spa offers are available for residents of the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa)
Appreciate the constellations from the comfort of the 16-metre heated outdoor infinity pool with a glass of bubbles in hand. Trace the planets as you relax atop of the underwater massage jets or lay back against the submerged loungers.
Our Twilight Spa session runs from 6pm-8pm every night and includes:
Spa access includes use of the outdoor hydrotherapy pool, saunas, steam rooms, shower experiences, ice fountain, heated loungers, champagne bar and loungers.
Call the Falls Spa on 017687 87704
We all know how dreamy an evening under the stars can be, but now you can couple a beautiful starry night with a romantic dinner for you and your significant other at the Inn on the Lake at Ullswater.
Our ‘Romantic Evening to beat them all’ includes:
On the occasion that the weather may not be favourable, the meal will be served in the Lake View restaurant.
Call the Inn on the Lake on 017684 82444
Experience the Lake District’s dark skies from a completely new perspective, from within the ripples of Derwentwater lake. Feel your senses heighten as you slowly submerge your body into the cool waters and look up above to see the galaxies materialize.
Book a 2-hour Starlight Swim experience with our professional outdoor swimming guide, Ali, whether you are new or experienced in open water swimming. Warm up on the lakeshore with a hot drink, sugary snack and post-swim chats, all provided by Ali.
£60 per person, min. 2 people. Wetsuits, tow floats and hot chocolate are included in the price. Starlight Swims are private for you and your party.
To book email Ali on email@example.com and mention the hotel you are staying at.
Take to the water after sunset on a paddle board or kayak as our professional guides from Keswick Adventure/ Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft lead the way on this ethereal adventure. Take time whilst paddling to look up and appreciate the beauty of the area lit by stars and moonlight.
£XX per person, min. 2 people. All equipment provided.
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