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'A Night with the Stars'

At Glenapp Castle on Friday 13th December 2013 to see the Geminids Meteor Shower

A Night with the Stars At Glenapp Castle Scotland

We are delighted to offer all our enthusiastic stargazing guests a chance to enjoy the Geminids Meteor Shower in the castle grounds this December with expert guidance and advice from astronomer Steve Owens.

Our special  ‘Night with the Stars’ dinner, bed and breakfast rate on Friday 13th December starts from £205.00 per person and includes:

  • Luxury accommodation in a Garden View Room
  • A three course gourmet dinner followed by Stargazing in the castle grounds with astronomer, Steve Owens. Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS), in 2010 was awarded the Campaign for Dark Skies' annual award in recognition of his work on dark sky protection, and was named "Astronomer of the Year" by the Federation.
  • Full Scottish breakfast and VAT at 20%

Room Upgrades

If you wish to upgrade to a different room category there will be the following room supplements:

  • Large Luxury Garden View Room at £10.00 per person per night
  • Luxury Second Floor, Sea View Room at £32.50 per person per night
  • Luxury East Wing Suite at £37.50 per person per night
  • Luxury Master Room at £82.50 per person per night

Dinner Upgrade

If you wish to upgrade to our full six course gourmet dinner in our Michelin Star dining room there will be a dinner supplement of £25.00 per person per night. Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to enjoy our six course gourmet dinner.

These special rates cannot be booked online and should be booked directly with Glenapp Castle.
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* Please bring warm clothes and shoes with you.

Please note on 13th December there will be moonlight but you will still be able to see plenty of shooting stars. Please also be aware that if the stargazing is cancelled due to bad weather you will be given a credit of £20.00 per person to your room account.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December

For guests wishing to stay on Saturday and Sunday night as well, we are pleased to offer a special dinner, bed and breakfast rate from £185.00 per person per night in a Garden View Room. This rate includes a three course gourmet dinner and full Scottish breakfast in the morning.

A Night with the Stars At Glenapp Castle ScotlandGeminids Meteor Shower

The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers not originating from a comet. The meteors from this shower are slow moving, can be seen in December and usually peak around the 13th - 14th of the month.

The shower is thought to be intensifying every year and recent showers have seen 120–160 meteors per hour under optimal conditions. The meteors travel at medium speed in relation to other showers, at about 22 miles per second, making them fairly easy to spot.

The Geminids are now considered by many to be the most consistent and active annual shower.

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Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Ayrshire KA26 0NZ - Tel +44 (0)1465 831212 - Fax +44 (0)1465 831000 - Email