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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Mike and Helen are very welcoming. The accommodation was very clean and extremely comfortable. The food was excellent. Alas the skies remained cloudy both nights I was there, but I will return ! We made up for the lack of observing by enjoyable and interesting conversation. Overall excellent value for money and a most enjoyable time in spite of the...

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Reviewed 21 April 2015

If you're interested in Astronomy, in my opinion ignore the Dark Sky Park to the north and come here instead - for these reasons:- 1. It feels darker here than the Dark Sky Park itself, you have the sea on three sides and the nearest town is about 20 miles away. 2. You have a place where you can comfortably...

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1Thank Chris D
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

I cannot rave enough about this place. My family from the States were visiting, and we chose to spend two nights here. Comfortable accommodation, lovely meals that accommodate all dietary needs, and exceptional astronomical knowledge. We were shown planets, stars, galaxies, the international space station, saw shooting stars, on what is the 2nd largest publicly accessible telescope in Scotland. My...

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1Thank IndraJoyce
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We stayed here for one day and had a wonderful time. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable and we had a lovely home cooked meal. The highlight was the beautiful clear dark sky, We saw planets, moons, star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies. Finally, a beautiful aurora appeared. Mike is an excellent guide. Highly recommended.

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1Thank MBK106
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

You'd think that if you went to a B&B for two nights with the sole intention of seeing the night sky, only to be under a thick blanket of cloud for most of the time that you'd be disappointed, but here you'd be wrong. Our hosts were welcoming even though we arrived later than planned, they immediately offered my wife...

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3Thank Robert J
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We have just returned from a lovely two night stay at the Galloway Astronomy Centre. The trip was a birthday treat for my husband, however myself and my two daughters 12 and 8 yrs were made to feel welcome and relaxed. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable. Helen and Mike were both very hospitable and nothing was a problem....

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2Thank Jofranks
Hawick, Scotland
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We were so unlucky with the clouds which blanketed our stay, but it wasn't the owner's fault and he made up for it as much as he could with informative talks and slide shows. Be aware that this is a tiny cottage that does B&B with astronomy. A very pleasant couple, and if you dine here, it is 'en famille'...

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1Thank Car0lineES
Bishop auckland
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Would not wish to put anyone off taking advantage of the large telescope and the darkest skies around but the owner needs to make some changes. When you see your guests arrive and park in your drive, come out to welcome them. Do not leave them to grope around in he dark looking for the entrance. Do welcome them warmly...

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8Thank Westphalian3665
Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Just returned today from a three night stay at the galloway astronomy centre and had to write a review straight away! This welcoming bed and breakfast is perfect for astronomy enthusiasts as the area is great for observing the night sky. Mike is a brilliant night sky guide and as I was a total beginner I was a bit nervous...

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7Thank lana s
Edinburgh
Reviewed 20 November 2011

I would have written a review before but I just noticed the property listing on Tripadvisor. We stayed here for 2 nights last year and had a lovely stay, Mike and Helen were very welcoming, breakfast and evening meals were very good, our room was clean and spacious, and we had a great night observing under wonderful dark skies. Mike...

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  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Galloway Astronomy Centre

Address: | Craiglemine Cottage, Glasserton DG8 8NE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Glasserton
Number of rooms: 2
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Galloway Astronomy Centre Glasserton, Scotland, UK
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“The Double room is very good with clear views over the countryside unspoilt by streetlights.”
 of 5 bubbles johngD5562IH, 20 May 2015 | Read review
“The twin room is very small, and tall people will find the sloping ceilings hazardous - but it is a cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles Car0lineES, 27 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Eat in one of the nearby pubs”
 of 5 bubbles Westphalian3665, 1 Jan 2013 | Read review
“The double bed room was nice and large :-)”
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“Only two rooms - lovely view over fields from the family room.”
 of 5 bubbles Allycheck, 5 Aug 2011 | Read review
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