Stargazing at Raby Castle


Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020

Discover the magic of the night skies with a stargazing experience for two at Raby Castle.

With the rest of the group, you’ll walk through the Castle groups to the ponds (actually more like lakes!), learning about the unique building and what makes it so special as you go. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll have the chance to light up the Castle and take photographs on your phone (other cameras are not permitted, due to available space).  The ponds are the perfect location because they’re usually so still and dark, you can see reflections of the stars in the water.

If the sky is clear, we’ll look at and discuss what can be seen in the night sky.  You’ll be provided with astronomy binoculars, so you can really appreciate the awe-inspiring web of constellations above. You’ll leave the event with a greater knowledge of the dark sky, including how to find key objects on your own. Perfect for anyone with a passion for stargazing or simply those who enjoy unforgettable views in unique surroundings.

You will be emailed around 2 days before your experience, with details on equipment required and the meeting point. If you need to get in touch before that, please use the ‘Contact’ button at the top of the page.

In the event of extreme weather, or the path to the pond area not being accessible due to snow or ice, the event will be postponed.  Every effort will be made to come to a decision and inform you at least 2 days before.  However, as you’ll be aware, forecasts can sometimes change at the last minute . . . as can weather!  In the event of a postponement, you’ll receive a voucher code for rebooking.

If you need more dates to choose from (i.e. further into the future, please contact us).

Please note that, once made, bookings may not be changed or cancelled.  While smartphone photography is encouraged, it will not be possible to take any other photography equipment down to the waterfall, as there isn’t space for tripods, etc.

There are no age limits, either minimum or maximum, but please bear in mind that participation requires a 10 minute walk (at a normal pace) both ways, downhill and down steps, and then in reverse.  This will also have a bearing re. certain mobility and sensory conditions.

You will be emailed around 2 days before your experience, with details on equipment required and the meeting point. If you need to get in touch before that, please use the ‘Contact’ button at the top of the page.

In the event of extreme weather, or the path to the waterfalls not being accessible due to snow or ice, the event will be postponed.  Every effort will be made to come to a decision and inform you at least 2 days before.  However, as you’ll be aware, forecasts can sometimes change at the last minute . . . as can weather!  In the event of a postponement, you’ll receive a voucher code for rebooking.

Joining instructions will be sent to everyone around two days before the event.  This gives me time to take account of any special factors, such as weather for outdoor courses. 

Click here to book your place.