In early November, The Torridon Resort, a luxury hotel and inn in a small village in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, will host a first-class two-night astronomy experience with local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh. Whether you’re a star-gazing aficionado, a beginner or simply love the idea of a luxurious getaway with an astronomy theme, Stargazing at The Torridon is set to be a romantic, fascinating and astronomically elegant event.
The Torridon Resort is a refined hotel, traditional inn and an award-winning activities venue set amongst captivatingly beautiful Highland views. During your two-night stay, enjoy the event schedule that is full of activities to satisfy your star-gazing needs. In a lecture at the hotel, Scottish mathematician and astronomer Stephen Mackintosh will share his wealth of knowledge on the night sky. The expert will then accompany guests on two excursions in the surrounding Highlands where you’ll be able to enjoy gloriously classic Scotland views, after which you’ll return to the hotel for post-excursion Q&As where Stephen will be sharing a complimentary selection of photographs he’ll be snapping during the walks.
After your eyes have been fed with the beautiful surroundings and scenery, it’ll be time to fill your stomach with the world-class dining experience in 1887, The Torridon Hotel’s highly praised restaurant. On both nights of your stay, you’ll be treated to a seven-course feast courtesy of head chef Ross Stovold who works with local suppliers to create new dishes daily that use the very freshest of ingredients with a plentitude of flavour. In further delight to your palette, enjoy the gin afternoon tea made with Arcturus, The Torridon’s new gin handcrafted in the Scottish Highlands. Arcturus, named after the fourth brightest star in the sky, is distilled using botanicals from the surrounding sea, mountains and land including rowanberries and foraged blaeberries, kelp seaweed and Scots lovage. You’ll leave the luxurious haven fed and watered with astronomy-themed food and drink, and with a new found knowledge, straight from an expert, on the wonders of stargazing and the never-ending night sky.
The Torridon Resort, Wester Ross, Scotland
9 & 10 November
Book by 26 October!
Tickets cost £1,511 total, £755.50 per person (two sharing) and include dinner on both nights, stargazing lecture, two excursions, Q&As, daily breakfast, opulent accommodation in a Master Bedroom with spectacular views, gin afternoon tea, complimentary images and a bottle of Arcturus gin.