For starry nights and dark skies unspoiled by light pollution, these are some of the best places to stay
While 2020 has seen many of us grounded, the night skies have been ablaze with activity, from the launch of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites to the appearance of comet Neowise and this month’s Perseid meteor showers. For unrivalled viewing opportunities head to Exmoor, where the national park runs regular night walks and talks, and you can hire telescopes from its visitor centres. It also runs the annual Dark Skies Festival (16-31 October). The Dunkery Beacon Country House is one of several hotels and inns that host talks and stargazing suppers during the festival.
• Double rooms from £89, dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk