The Great House – Exmoor

Timberscombe, Minehead, TA24 7TQ

Location description

Enjoy a stargazing break to Exmoor and stay in style and luxury at this historic house. Located within easy access to nearby Dunster Castle and the beaches of Minehead the venue benefits from glorious views of dark skies above Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve.


Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.


Tonight's weather forecast

27/11/20
18:00
11%
27/11/20
21:00
48%
28/11/20
00:00
72%
28/11/20
03:00
76%
Weather forecast for Minehead Youth Hostel (1.77 miles away) updated 27/11/20 at 12:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at The Great House - Exmoor

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit The Great House - Exmoor can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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