DARK SKIES

 

Dark Skies in the North York Moors

The North York Moors National Park is the perfect place to view the night skies.  From our gardens at Cliff House, on the edge of the National Park,  you can look up and see the Milky Way (the galaxy we are in) with the naked eye, something very few people can do nowadays due to light pollution. From a town or city you’ll be lucky to spot more than a handful of stars but the further away you get from street lights, the better the view – in the darkest areas of the National Park you can spy up to 2,000 at any one time.   Just up the hill from us, you have uninterrupted views in all directions of the night skies.

©Alastair Ross. Copyrighted, alastairrossphotography.co.uk, astrophotography, cliff house holiday cottages, cliffhouseholidaycottages.co.uk, dar, dark skies, dark skies festival, darkskies, holdays, holidaycottagesinyorkshire.com, landscape photography, night photography, p©Alastair Ross. Copyrighted, peak district, photography, self catering, walkshire, walkshiremoorshotography

The Orangery at Cliff House Holiday Cottages pointing North

The big open skies of the North York Moors are breathtaking by day, and also by night when the dark sky panorama is revealed.

In December 2020, the North York Moors National Park were designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association, one of only 18 in the world. That makes the North York Moors officially one of the best places in the country to see stars, because of the low light pollution levels and clear horizons.  Why not come and stay at Cliff House and explore Yorkshire during the day and the night skies when you get back?  For more information about what to see and do, this this website.

Banner Photo – Milky Way taken at Sutton Bank (C) Russ Norman Photography_NYMNP

OUR VERY

LATEST

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale Dale is know as the Daffodil Valley because of its abundant displays of daffodils at the start of Spring in this area of North Yorkshire.  That said with everything else that appears to be growing along the path it could also be called the Wild Garlic Valley...

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

With such great weather this Easter Sunday, we made an impromptu visit to the National Trust's Rievaulx Terrace - a garden with two follys in it. The garden used to be a part of the Duncombe Estate, but was handed over to the National Trust as payment for death...

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

Did you know today is National Gumdrop day in the USA ? (what ever next ?) Still it’s a good excuse to pop out to the fabulous Helmsley Traditional Sweet Shop - https://www.helmsleysweets.co.uk/ They sell sweets the old-fashioned way, straight from big jars into paper...

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

When you book direct with Cliff House Holiday Cottages, you book with the confidence that if there is a National lockdown or the Tiers change we will refund you.

 

What the guarantee does NOT cover you (or members of your party) for is being unable to travel because you (or a member of your party) fall ill with Covid, or are required to quarantine or self-isolate. These events can be covered by you taking out travel insurance.

You have Successfully Subscribed!