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Escape to the North York Moors and enjoy an unforgettable stargazing experience with your friends and family. After receiving International Dark Sky Reserve status last December, the skies of the North York Moors are one of the best spots for stargazing.

Relax and unwind with an included two course meal and one-night stay. When arriving at the moors, enjoy a Grand treat to indulge under the night sky. With four dates in the winter months to choose from, each experience is the perfect chance to cosy up and see a multitude of stars. With Yorkshire’s clear horizons, this ensures stargazing will be a night to remember.


12th October – enjoy the sights of Jupiter, Saturn, and a low moon. 

25th November – spot the Milky Way alongside hundreds of stars. 

10th January 2022 – enjoy the moon in a perfect phase for viewing.

1st February 2022 – view a dark sky, including winter constellations and star cluster.


The Grand’s partnership with the stargazers of North York Moors provides the ideal experiential 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 clear 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 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

Two-course meal at The Rise with a Grand treat to enjoy at the moors 


Cost from £370 per room based on two adults sharing.


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