Stargaze with Cadw at Harlech Castle

Stargzing with Cadw © Allan Trow, Dark Skies Wales

Stargazing with Cadw

This is your chance to stargaze from within the stunning surroundings of Harlech Castle

Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps.

You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Sessions are suitable for those aged 12 and above. Refreshments will be available.

Attendees are advised to arrive from 6.30pm and to wear warm clothes and suitable footwear and to bring a torch and a blanket.

Prepare to wait: Bring something to sit or lie down on. Star gazing is a waiting game, so get comfortable.

To book a space please phone 01766 780552

The stargazing experience varies according to weather. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast heavy rain, gales or blanket cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, as arrangements can be made for you to get a exchange on your experience day or ideally we can rearrange for a future date.

Dates, times and prices

Dates
17 Nov 2017

Times
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Prices
Adult - £10.00

To book a ticket, please phone the castle on 01766 780552

Location information

Facilities and information

Cycle stands Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop Refreshments Toilets
  • HarlechCastle@wales.gsi.gov.uk    
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • No smoking
  • Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
  • This site is registered on the No Fly Drones website  http://www.noflydrones.co.uk
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Directions

Postcode LL46 2YH

Car Road A496 from Barmouth, A487/A496 from Porthmadog.

Rail Rail 200m/220yards, Shrewsbury-Machynlleth/Pwllheli route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.