Stargazing Holidays

Suffolk’s big skies and unspoilt landscapes mean it’s a great place to raise your gaze and spot some of our stellar neighbours. With little light pollution the county’s home to a number of locations ideal for constellation-watching – in fact we have three sites specially designated as Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

The Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve at Blythburgh is officially recognised as an excellent place for celestial encounters and nearby, a group of keen stargazers collectively known as the Darsham Astronomical Society congregate at Westleton Common. 

To the south and slightly inland, two other locations classified as a Milky Way discovery sites also hold special events: Westleton Common and Haw Wood Farm near Saxmundham. 

The RSPB’s reserve at Minsmere is another fine setting from which to witness the natural beauty of the night sky. Here, local amateur astronomers start special stargazing events with an introductory talk before participants are given an opportunity to view planets, stars, galaxies and more from a variety of telescopes on show.

If you’re holidaying in the south of county, pop over the border to one of the Essex Wildlife Trust’s events at Abberton Reservoir near Colchester. Nearby, the Dedham Vale Society is campaigning to secure Dark Sky status for its own AONB.

Did you know? Want a simple way to tell the different between a star and a planet? Well, the song lyrics are a clue: ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ references the fact that starlight is refracted and looks to us as though it’s twinkling, whereas the light of planets in our solar system generally produce a steady shine!



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Snape, Woodbridge and Orford

SFAHS

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£546 - £786
per week
From £419 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offer15% Off remaining dates in November & December at this lovely cottage near Snape Maltings
  • 2 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

BFS

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£426 - £486
per week
From £282 for a 3-night stay
  • The perfect alternative to a traditional Suffolk holiday cottage - stay at this gorgeous Shepherd Hut with all conveniences at hand for a relaxing break in the countryside! SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Snape, Woodbridge and Orford

SFGCS

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£441 - £656
per week
From £340 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This private and charming detached holiday cottage was completely refurbished in 2016. It's open plan design features large, south facing windows which open onto a verandah overlooking the garden and the fields beyond.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Sewell Barn, Sutton

SFSBS

Kersey, Constable Country

PRI2

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£496 - £816
per week
From £381 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Primrose Cottage is a cosy cottage, full of character and perfect for a romantic getaway. The village of Kersey is very pretty and Lavenham is easily accessible from this location.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Angel Apartment

74AA

Wickhambrook, Bury and the Wool Towns

TOSH

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£526 - £886
per week
From £404 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Old School House, nestled in the heart of the the Suffolk countryside and surrounded by the most stunning countryside views offers guests a real touch a luxury during your self catering getaway.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 2.5 miles

Hessett, Bury and the Wool Towns

STMB

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£476 - £746
per week
From £366 for a 3-night stay
  • A beautiful retreat set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 37 miles
  • Pub 1.4 miles

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

SFMHF

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£396 - £611
per week
From £306 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A completely refurbished former village forge, this stunning ground floor holiday cottage sits on the edge of a field, with breathtaking views. Suitable for 2.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 18.3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

TLHO

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£646 - £846
per week
From £494 for a 3-night stay
  • Are you longing for a luxury, one-of-a-kind retreat in the centre of Orford? A break from the fast-paced life of the city? Then we prescribe a stay at The Little House.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Barn Owl Barn, Walpole

SFBAR

The Annexe

HHA

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