Posted By The Bower Inn

Starry stays with us for the Dark Skies Festival

We're offering stargazers the chance to stay with us during Exmoor's first Dark Skies Festival, which runs from October 19 to 29 this year (2017).

We hope people will book in for some of the key astronomical events taking place in the National Park during the festival.

Exmoor National Park is Europe's first International Dark Sky Reserve and we're about 40 minutes away from Exmoor, but we anticipate the area's B&Bs and hotels will fill fast up for the occasion. People can find out more about the event here:

You can stargaze on Exmoor even if you don't have your own telescope as the lack of light pollution out on the moor means there's plenty to be seen with the naked eye. We're delighted to be supporting this starry event, which will raise invaluable awareness of this part of the world and the beauty of the night sky.

We all spend so much time indoors or just not looking up and admiring the scenery these days. And with all the technology associated with our daily lives we're missing some wonderful sites in the night sky. What can be better than turning off the virtual world for a couple of hours and admiring the world above us and contemplating its vastness.

Fewer than 10% of residents in the UK can see a natural night sky with stars above them, according to the Campaign for Dark Skies.

Exmoor's international dark sky designation means it is one of the best places in the country for stargazing, as it has very little light pollution and is often cloud-free.

Our room prices for B&B start from 79 for single occupancy and 99 for double occupancy.

To find out more, please call us on 01278 422926.

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