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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Wickham Market, Heart of Suffolk

CTL

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£366 - £486
per week
From £284 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Right in the heart of Wickham Market, Cherry Tree Lodge provides single level accommodation and is ideal for all ages.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 13 miles
  • Pub 0.9 miles

Nayland, Constable Country

TOCA

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£421 - £661
per week
From £325 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • An incredible piece of Suffolk history cleverly converted into self-catering accommodation - The Old Chapel Annexe is a former congregational Chapel and truly unique.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Wickham Market, Heart of Suffolk

SAMP

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£391 - £676
per week
From £302 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • This beautiful converted windmill located in pretty village of Wickham Market provides the ultimate couples retreat ideal for those looking for something a little bit different in Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1 mile

Sudbourne, Woodbridge and Orford

TGS

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£511 - £816
per week
From £392 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Standing proud on the grounds of a former outbuilding, The Green Shed is a newly constructed modern one bedroomed brick and timber lodge. Beautifully furnished this will make the perfect base for your next Suffolk escape.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1.1 miles

Stoke by Nayland , Constable Country

LOD7

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£716 - £1026
per week
From £546 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This idyllic Penthouse Lodge nestled within the beautiful Suffolk countryside is the ideal base for any couple looking to kick back and relax during their self catering break.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

BFCL

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£346 - £521
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A lovely ground floor countryside retreat which is part of Boundary Farm, Cart Lodge provides easy open plan living for couples of all ages...SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.5 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

BUA2

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£686 - £1001
per week
From £524 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A thoughtfully designed 1 bedroom apartment with beautiful views over Butley River, Woodbridge at Butley Mill is the ultimate couples retreat.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles

Woodbridge, Woodbridge and Orford

10SL

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£406 - £681
per week
From £314 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerEnjoy a romantic NYE in this cosy retreat with 10% off from the 31st Dec to the 7th of Jan 2020
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 10.4 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

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

Shottisham, Woodbridge and Orford

SFSBS

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£496 - £756
per week
From £381 for a 3-night stay
  • Surrounded by acres of ancient heathland, woods and meadows, Sewell Barn is in the ideal spot for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle. This comfortable, charming barn conversion offers guest an excellent stay.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Beccles, Waveney Valley

BECC

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£436 - £591
per week
From £246 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Nestled in the heart of the popular market town of Beccles lies No 1. A cosy cottage ideal for any couple looking to enjoy all Suffolk has to offer.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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