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Immerse yourself in celestial skies in one of England’s darkest counties!

Herefordshire’s big skies and low levels of light pollution means the stars are within easy reach across huge swathes of the county.

Discover the best spots for dazzling views of constellations, shooting stars and planets, as well as stellar places to stay.

Shooting Star


For a real show, catch a dramatic meteor shower, including the Lyrid in mid-April, the Perseids in mid-July and August, Orionid in October and Leonid in November. 


Stargazing map

Stargazing & Supper

The perfect evening itinerary, stargaze in one of our favourite places then relax in a fantastic country pub. 

Call in for supper and a pint, perhaps even sticking to the theme by savouring a glass of locally-brewed Nightjar.

Highlights include:

  • Visiting an official dark sky discovery site in the Malvern Hills
  • Commanding views of the night sky from an ancient hillfort 
  • Taking a starlit stroll across medieval common lands
  • Soaking up the 360-degree panoramas from Garway Hill & Hergest Ridge

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Starry Stays

Stellar places for star-gazers to spend the night. Located in secluded spots with panoramic views of the sky.

Spend a few days soaking up the spectacle of our night skies, picking from a contemporary cabin, geodesic dome, restored circus wagon, even a cider shack.

Highlights include:

  • Star-bathing, quite literally from the comfort of an outdoor bath
  • Enjoying the night-time spectacle through the see-through crown of your yurt
  • Cosying up around the firepit as you watch comets and constellations above
  • Toasting marshmallows under the moonlight at an organic farm

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Starlit Stroll

Experience the magic of starwalking! 

Hike under cosmic skies, deep in the countryside in Llangrove, near Ross-on-Wye, the gateway to the Wye Valley National Landscape.

Beautifully peaceful, take in the stars as well as the sights and sounds of nocturnal nature as you walk five easy miles along footpaths which cross farmland and offer open views across the night-time landscape. 

Download walking route