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Places to sleep under the stars

Sleeping beneath the stars can be magical, but these days light pollution makes it tricky to find good stargazing spots. Luckily, our outdoor experts know of a few campsites and remote cottages with access to the greatest star-spangled views in the UK.

High Lidmoor Farmhouse, Yorkshire

High Lidmoor Farmhouse, North Yorkshire Moors 

On the east slopes of Bransdale with outstanding views down the valley, High Lidmoor Farmhouse is the perfect, isolated holiday retreat. Surrounded by open moor land, this 18th-century farmhouse is ideal for exploring the North York Moors and coast and a perfect space for spotting stars. Sleeps 5.

View of Castle Ward campsite, Northern Ireland

Castle Ward, Downpatrick 

Tucked away in a stunning 820 acre estate are four eco-friendly camping pods, a caravan park, a bunkhouse and a campsite. In the day you can explore 35km of winding trails through woodland, gardens and parklands. Standard or family pods are available, with lockable French doors and heating for cooler nights. This is a great location for any would-be astronomers.

A lush green hillside rolls down to a lake at Tarn Hows, Cumbria. It's a sunny day and two people are walking along a winding path on the hillside.

Coniston, Cumbria 

If you fancy a bit of luxury, why not stay at Rose Castle Cottage with its breathtaking views of the Lake District? This delightful 19th-century cottage is situated high above Tarn Hows, in a tranquil location with no neighbours on the horizon. With walks on the doorstep, its ideal for walkers and a spot of stargazing. Sleeps 4.

View of Tree Tents amongst the trees at Low Wray Campsite

Lake District campsites, Cumbria 

The Lake District is a stargazer's paradise. With unusually low levels of light pollution and many mountainous peaks, it's a great place to get closer to the stars. We have a wide range of camping options within this region, all set in the stunning location of the Lake District.

The first double bedroom at The Slipway, Croyde, Devon

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