Stargazing in Norfolk

Published: Tuesday 13th Sep 2016

Written by: Laura Foster

You often hear how Norfolk has beautiful wide-open skies - which is true, and is especially wonderful when walking along a beach during the day to look up to and dream away……..What you may not always think of – that with these beautiful wide open skies – come night time you can view a free spectacular show - from the brightest of stars from the billions in the Milky Way, the streak of meteors, neighbouring planets such as Venus and Jupiter and even the glow of other galaxies.

To be honest any location, especially along the Norfolk Coast which include Cley, Holkham, Sea Palling, Horsey, Happisburgh, Sheringham and Cromer are all great spots to head to, for viewing our night skies. 

For a truly romantic treat – check out one of our friends from holiday treats – Imagine Spa at Blofield Heath – they offer various Twilight Spa packages throughout the year. You can relax, unwind, take a dip in a hydrotherapy bath, detox your body in the steam rooms, try some superb treatments such as a private mud chamber, then head outside to their beautifully landscaped secluded garden to gaze into the night air – if it does get too cold; they even have heated secret garden pods for you to enjoy. 

If you are interested in knowing more about astronomy, or thinking of taking it up as hobby - a great option would be to contact the Norwich Astronomical Society; they hold a number of public events throughout the year on their 2-acre site at Seething Observatory, just south of Norwich. Friendly experts are on hand to offer advice and information, and welcome you to have a view through their telescopes.

So during your Norfolk stay – one evening at least, be sure to snuggle up under a blanket with your loved one to marvel at our amazing skies…..    View here for a great selection of cottages – “Just For Two” 

Are you feeling lucky?  We have a fantastic competition running throughout September - to win a stay in a Norfolk Country Cottage, along with a Twilight Spa Package at Imagine Spa - total prize worth over £300.For more details and to enter - Click Here. Good Luck!

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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