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Get The Inside Scoop: Top Stargazing Locations in Yorkshire

To infinity and beyond! Following Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station – a trip and spectacular descent celebrated in a current exhibition at the National Railway Museum where you can see his Spacecraft – we’ve decided to look to the skies, do our own stargazing, and give you some inspiration for different ways to enjoy Yorkshire during your stay at The Lawrance.

Are you ready to discover the night sky?

Yorkshire is brimming with Dark Sky Discovery Sites. Here are some of our favourites, local to York and Harrogate:

  • Sutton Bank (a 45 minute drive from Harrogate and York): Opportunities to see the Milky Way at this rural site.
  • Upper Nidderdale (a 30 minute drive from Harrogate): Above the areas of moorland and small villages are some of the darkest skies in England.
  • University of York Astrocampus (about 15 mins from York, but allow an hour from Harrogate): Open to the public once a fortnight throughout the winter months, and monthly throughout the summer the seven main stars in the winter constellation Orion are visible to the naked eye.

Feeling starry-eyed? Make sure you save the dates:

The Dark Skies National Festival runs throughout February (9th-25th), events are listed here.

Tim Peake’s spacecraft and space descent VR exhibition runs until 8th March

Returning to Earth

When you do decide to come back to earth, we can soften your landing in a swaddle of blankets, luxurious linens and other home comforts.

The Lawrance has an exclusive selection of luxury self-catering apartments in both York and Harrogate where attention to detail ensures our guests can experience the indulgence of a premium hotel with all the freedom of having their own space, including a well-appointed contemporary kitchen.

In our NEW Tanner Row apartments in the centre of York, just a short walk from the train station and Tim Peake exhibition, the sky really is the limit when it comes to luxury lifestyle accommodation.

If your stay at The Lawrance isn’t yet written in the stars view our gallery, or our reviews page. To see if we can sprinkle a little stardust over your stay – check in to our offers page. For advice and information about staying with us in York or Harrogate get in touch with our knowledgeable front of house team. We look forward to having you stay with us!

 

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