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image for Countryside Events item typeStargaze with Cadw at Harlech Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Countryside Events, Fri 17 Nov 2017, £10

Countryside Events

Countryside Events

Details

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 7.00pm 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.

Coach parties acceptedGift shopAccepts groups

Pay and display parking

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 Nov 2017 19:00 to 21:00

Prices

Prices: Adult - £10.00

Contact

Enquiries

01766 780552

Address

Castle Square,
Harlech,
Gwynedd,
LL46 2YH

Location

Directions

Plan route to Harlech Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 580313  Lat: 52.86050 Long: -4.10949

Harlech is situated off the A496 north from Barmouth; follow the signs to the Castle off this road into the town centre where there is car parking. From the north, turn off the A487 road to Porthmadog at Maentwrog onto the A496 for Harlech and take the B4573 into the town. Note a steep walk from the railway station to the Castle!

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Harlech station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Pay and display parking