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Beautiful British Night Skies

It suddenly feels like the evenings are getting longer (or perhaps less short!)  We are trying to be ultra-positive of course, and heard on the radio a conversation about star gazing, so suddenly thought – yes that is a really positive thought about this time of year!!

The Big Dipper

The Big Dipper

With clear skies, there are an abundance of lovely bright stars to gaze at – lots to learn!  If you go on holiday to the country this time of year, you will find yourself staring up at the stars with amazement – it’s all so beautiful, the twinkling in the black night.
We have lots of love holiday cottages, with striking starlit nights waiting for you and this time of year, you don’t have to stay up til late to try and work out which is the North Star or the Big Dipper, the Great Bear or Orion. There are a few things to take into consideration… stargazing is best done before the moon is full, so it might be worth looking at the next new moon dates before you book your trip.

See if you can spot the glow of the Andromeda Galaxy. Two million light years away, this is the most distant object the human eye can see. If you use binoculars you should be able to see Andromeda’s elliptical shape.
Make sure you take warm clothes. Even on a balmy summer evening, with clear skies above, stargazing can get chilly all year round. A hot drink is never amiss either.

We have some great skies (with holiday cottages attached!) throughout the UK.

South Down Cottage No 1

The view from South Downs Cottage is amazing

The view from South Downs Cottage is amazing

Mill Cottage in Dorset sleeps 4.

Mill Cottage is gorgeous

Mill Cottage is gorgeous

Bluecoats in Kent is just out of House & Gardens!

Bluecoats also sleeps 4

Bluecoats also sleeps 4

 

So lots to think about! First things first, for help finding your perfect star gazing holiday cottage look at our full selection here www.mulberrycottages.com  and please don’t hesitate to call us on 01227 464958 or email info@mulberrycottages.com

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