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The Poltimore Observatory and Inn

The Poltimore Observatory and Inn

East Street, North Molton, Devon, EX36 3HR

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!

Poltimore Inn Lodges
Comfortable lodges accompany the Poltimore Inn Observatory

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!

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Weather forecast for North Molton (0.2 miles away) updated 24/05/22 at 20:00.

Forthcoming events

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  • Observe Jupiter from the Poltimore Observatory

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    The Poltimore Observatory and Inn, North Molton, EX36 3HR

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