Stargazing Weekends


Following the huge success of the last sixteen Stargazing breaks and an eclipse special hosted by Astronomer Steve Owens we are delighted to announce a new date for early 2018

16/17 February 2018 – 2 night package – £259pp Dinner, Bed and Breakfast



Thanks again for superb weekend! The welcome from the staff was so warm. The food was excellent. (I really liked the fresh selection of vegetables…not often you get that with a meal now a days. )Everything was tasty and well prepared and presented. The bed was comfortable,the room clean and -as an added bonus, the Star weekend was great fun if not star filled!
Going out in the dark was worthwhile even if stars were few. Steve Owens’ contribution was just right. We liked how he joined in with the guests at meals etc and held the group together.He has a gift of being able to convey his knowledge in terms easy to understand.His lecture with slides was really informative and interesting as was the enthusiasm he put into answering our every question or listening to our accounts of minor brushes with stars!!  JB


Arrive in your own time on Friday in readiness for a welcome drink and canapes at 6.30pm in the Burns room. Meet your hosts Chris and Sue Walker along with Steve Owens your Astronomer for the weekend.

Dinner will be served at 7pm after which coffee will be served in the Conference room where Steve will introduce the weekend program and give a short talk on Stargazing, the Universe and Constellations. Depending on the weather forecast you will either be taking a walk to the harbour in Kirkcudbright or heading out to our secret location on a mini bus. Warm attire is essential as you may be outside for at least an hour. Hot chocolate will be provided once we reach the Dark Sky Park.

Saturday is a day of leisure, explore Kirkcudbright or the wider region around. Enjoy a game of Golf, a brisk walk or just sit curled up with a book in front of one of our fires.

Meet again at 6.30pm in the Burns Room prior to Dinner at 7pm. Steve will be continuing his talk on Space, the Universe, Galaxies and Constellations and dependent on the weather again you will be either staying local or heading out to the Dark Sky Park.

A leisurely breakfast on Sunday morning before departure with a promise to return.

Price inclusive of Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Transport to and from the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and all talks and lectures from Steve Owens.

£259 per person. No single supplement for single rooms.

Read Steve Owens’s Dark sky blog here


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