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Escape to the North York Moors and enjoy an unforgettable stargazing experience. Having received International Dark Sky Reserve status in December 2020, the skies of the North York Moors have been recognised as one of the best spots for stargazing.

Relax and unwind with a meal at The Rise Restaurant and one-night stay to complement this experience. When arriving at the moors, enjoy a Grand treat to indulge under the night sky. After a successful launch in 2021, we have continued to deliver this with some new dates for Autumn/Winter 2023 and into 2024. Each experience is the perfect opportunity to cosy up and see a multitude of stars, with Saturn and Jupiter gracing the sky. With Yorkshire’s horizons, stargazing will be a night to remember.


SOLD OUT  Tuesday 26th September 2023 

Wednesday 18th October 2023 

Tuesday 24th October 2023 

SOLD OUT  Thursday 16th November 2023  

Thursday 30th November 2023 

 Wednesday 14th February 2024

The Grand’s partnership with the stargazers of North York Moors provides the ideal experiential autumn or winter stay, whether a staycation or travelling to visit the sights of Yorkshire. 

A city hotel, but close enough to venture out to the beautiful countryside, we provide access to both sides of the county. From stargazing under the Yorkshire sky to expert guidance from Astronomer Richard Darn, leave the Dark Skies experiences feeling relaxed and enchanted.

We encourage guests to wrap up warm, wear sensible outdoor shoes, bring a torch, and lastly, a sense of adventure! 

Download Google Sky or Sky Viewer to optimise your view of the night sky wherever you point your phone.

Package includes:

One night stay in a Classic bedroom

Full Yorkshire Breakfast

Travel to North York Moors

Stargazing and expert guidance from Astronomer Richard Darn

Meal at The Rise with a Grand treat to enjoy at the moors 

From £415 per room based on two adults sharing or £315 based on single occupancy.


For more information, call us on 01904 380038 or email reservations@thegrandyork.co.uk


*The meal includes a £40 per person allowance towards the menu.

*14th February pricing is £465.