Stargazing Experience at Arlington Court

Discover the magical night sky this autumn at a beautiful National Trust property!

In this stargazing experience, you will visit the historic surroundings of Arlington Court where you will be shown how to use a telescope to explore the starry skies all around you. This is a great introduction to stargazing and will offer a beginner's guide to astronomy.

Your hosts for this experience are Liz and her assistant Gary. Together, they will guide you in spotting the wonders of the solar system and tell you fascinating stories and Greek myths about the constellations.

You'll also learn all about the intriguing past residents of Arlington Court and their astronomical interests!

In this experience, you will:

  • Begin with a warming hot drink and an introductory activity about the night sky
  • Step out onto the front lawn to begin using the telescopes
  • Be guided on how to use the telescope to look at the sky
  • Have a closer look at wonders such as Jupiter's stripes, Saturn's rings and Orion's nebula
  • Spot the different constellations
  • Hear stories and Greek myths about the stars
  • Use fold-out charts and helpful apps to help guide your telescope

Finish the night with another hot drink and tasty snack back in the house! This stargazing experience in North Devon makes for a brilliant date night or an unusual gift for someone that likes astronomy!

Exmoor was designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2011, this means that minimal light pollution results in being able to see thousands of stars and astronomical sights such as the Milky Way.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend with you.

In the event of rain, this experience will continue indoors, where there are activities and exhibitions about current space explorations, astrophotography and a short film. Though if you wish to cancel, your host can offer you a full refund.

Age restrictions: 0+

Adult (Adults (18+)) £15
Child (5 - 17yrs old) £10
Under 5 years (Under 5 years Old) £5

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest

What people are saying

Nina Jetten
Oct 2022

well thought out evening. very informative. Would go again.

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Elaine Young
Oct 2022

We had the best time learning about stars and looking through the telescopes. We could easily ide...

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Reuben Herbert
Oct 2022

Fantastic! Had a great time.

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Carrie Sibley
Oct 2022

All the staff were very helpful and friendly, my partner and I loved it. The talk to our group pr...

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Free Exmoor Dark Skies Pocket Guide

Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly (0-16)
  • Outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

You are welcome to wear a mask if you wish, but masks are not compulsory.

COVID-19 - If you test positive for coronavirus, we advise you to please stay at home. Your host will offer a full refund if you send them a photograph of your positive result.

On the day

  • There is on-site parking available
  • If you are using a SatNav: From South Molton/east stay on A399 until turning for A39 (Arlington Court is signposted). Don't turn left into an unmarked lane, as this leads to a delivery and residents' entrance only!

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Liz Cwilewicz (She/Her)

Liz is an outdoor educator and walking guide. She runs wild foraging, stargazing, bat detecting and private dining experiences.

Gary Wright (He/Him)

Gary is Moor Wild Experience's resident dairy farmer. He wants to make any guest's experience with them one to remember.

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Any questions?

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Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest