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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Mendham, Waveney Valley

KLN

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£366 - £596
per week
From £284 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A cottage made for two! For cosy, welcoming and single floor accommodation consider The Kiln. One dog also permitted.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1.2 miles

Stoke by Nayland, Constable Country

LOD1

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  • 5 Star
  • Experience a real touch of luxury with this 1 bedroom lodge. With beautiful views over the golf courses and surrounding countryside, it is a real gem.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Debenham, Heart of Suffolk

27GBL

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£396 - £651
per week
From £306 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Flint Cottage has been lovingly restored by the owner and offers boutique style interiors with plenty of quirky features throughout. Located in the heart of Debenham, a popular Suffolk countryside village, it is the perfect retreat for any couple.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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Debenham, Heart of Suffolk

COO

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£421 - £711
per week
From £325 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast Minute Summer Break. 25% off booking between 30th of Aug and 30th of Sept
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.02 miles

The Granary

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The Old Chapel Annexe

TOCA

Whepstead, Bury and the Wool Towns

MAL

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£526 - £886
per week
From £404 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Mallards is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the West Suffolk countryside. This pet friendly cottage is the ideal bolt hole for any couple looking for a romantic break away to enjoy all the county has to offer.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 48 miles
  • Pub 0.9 miles

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

Sewell Barn, Sutton

SFSBS

Red Sails

SFRSB

Thrandeston, Waveney Valley

POPP

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£466 - £706
per week
From £359 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Poppy's Cottage is a single storey barn conversion which is ideal for a self-catering couples break away from everyday life, located on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 2 miles

Woodbridge, Woodbridge and Orford

4KM

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£381 - £671
per week
From £295 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The perfect couples bolt hole located right in the heart of Woodbridge.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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