Exmoor Dark Sky Experience

Experience the Magic and Wonder of Exmoor’s Starry Night Sky

Exmoor National Park in West Somerset and North Devon is home to Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. Thousands of more stars can be seen in the night sky from Exmoor than in most towns and cities around the world. Stood beneath Exmoor’s starry sky, free from the glow of street lamps, is an experience never forgotten.


Go stargazing on Exmoor with an experienced astronomer from Dark Sky Telescope Hire as your guide. We'll meet you at one of the stargazing locations we use on Exmoor for a grand tour of the night sky. Recommended spots are near Simonsbath TA24 7SH, Wimbleball Lake TA22 9NU and at Bossington Hill TA24 8TP. Alternatively we can come to your accommodation and run the stargazing session from there for you.

We offer 1-hour and 2-hour private stargazing experiences run exclusively for your family / friends group. Assuming some clear sky we'll begin with a laser-guided tour of the stars and constellations. On hand will be a 250mm or 300mm aperture telescope through which we'll take you on a magical journey out across the universe. Along the way we'll visit star systems, star clusters, nebulae and ancient galaxies many light years beyond our own, and our astronomer will give you the background story to each view.

Stargazing Experience Nights on Exmoor are available all year round. Weather Dependent and subject to astronomer availability. For more details and a price please call Seb on 07884 001815 or email seb@darkskytelescopehire.co.uk or complete the contact form


Looking to buy a stargazing gift for birthday or Christmas? Our Exmoor stargazing experience gift boxes could be the perfect choice of present! The experience is suitable for stargazing beginners and experienced astronomers alike. It's great for kids too. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If you've ever wanted to gift the exploration the night sky through a big telescope, or see the Milky Way in amazing detail, our stargazing experience gift boxes might juSt be what you're looking for.

For more details on our Exmoor stargazing experience goft boxes please see:

1-hour Exmoor Stargazing Experience Gift Box

2-hour Exmoor Stargazing Experience Gift Box


Location: West Withy Farm Holiday Cottages, Upton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 2JH

Accommodation Type: Self catering cottages for weekly hire

Accommodation Details: 2 x stone cottages (Upton Cottage sleeps 5, Stable Cottage sleeps 4)

Telescope Hire: Yes. 6-Inch Skywatcher Dobsonian & 8-Inch Skywatcher Dobsonian from £10/night or £30/wk.

Stargazing Experience Nights: Yes. 1-hr and 2-hr stargazing experience nights available. Please inquire for price.

Other Notes: Dog Friendly, 40mbps fibre broadband

Website: http://www.exmoor-cottages.com/

Telescope Hire on Exmoor


Lynmouth Exmoor National Park Centre @ £25 for 1st Night then £10 for Subsequent Nights. BOOK NOW

Dulverton Exmoor National Park Centre @ £25 for 1st Night then £10 for Subsequent Nights. BOOK NOW

Dunster Exmoor National Park Centre @ £25 for 1st Night then £10 for Subsequent Nights. BOOK NOW

Please contact the Exmoor National Park Centres direct to inquire about availability and to book the telescope.


Dark Sky Telescope Hire provide private stargazing experience nights for individuals, couples, families and small groups.


We are located on the High Street (A5120) in Toddington close to Jct 12 of the M1. From the motorway head up the hill into Toddington. The road bears left at the Church. Continue along the road past the shops on your right. We are 100 yards or so up on the left. SAT NAV - LU5 6BX


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