The Poltimore Inn on the southern outskirts of the Exmoor International Dark Sky Reserve offers a fabulous location to experience the dark skies in the region.
Along with a fabulous restaurant and comfortable accommodation, the location benefits an observatory with a south-facing aspect which is perfect for observing planets and the Moon.
As an enthusiastic astronomer, the landlord is keen to enthuse people’s interest in astronomy and space, both young and old!
Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks. If you visit and find that the location is not dark sky friendly please let us know!
Weather forecast for North Molton (0.2 miles away) updated 24/05/22 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at The Poltimore Observatory and Inn. View these events on a calendar.