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Win a Special Dark Skies Experience for Two, courtesy of The Grand York

stargazing, The Grand York
This expired on 5th January 2023

Living North has teamed up with one of the UK’s top five-star hotels to offer a very special star prize for one lucky reader to win

The Grand York is York’s only five-star hotel, housed in the former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway Company. The Edwardian building has been reimagined to create an elegant and luxurious hotel with more than 200 bedrooms, a spain the original vault with pool and treatment  rooms, and dining options which include Legacy – with its eight-course tasting menu – and the more relaxed The Rise restaurant and terrace bar.

As winter draws in, The Grand are offering one lucky reader the chance to enjoy their special Dark Skies experience for two. After a delicious two-course meal in The Rise restaurant you will be taken to the nearby North York Moors where you will enjoy an evening stargazing experience under the expert guidance of astronomer, Richard Darn. Enjoy a hot drink and Grand treat to indulge in as you cosy up under the night sky, before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay in one of their Classic rooms. 

In the morning, you’ll be treated to a full Yorkshire breakfast and will have the opportunity to take advantage o the Grand’s central location to explore the historic city. An ideal experience for any outdoor enthusiasts, this Stargazing prize will leave you with enchanting and magical memories to treasure.

Due to the special nature of the prize the dates for stargazing are limited* but for your chance to win this special night at The Grand simply send your name and contact details on a postcard to Living North, Studio 2, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RJ, enter online at or email Please mark your entry Stargazing at The Grand. All entries to be received by 5th January 2023. 

Terms and Conditions

*Prize must be redeemed on either the 12/01/23, 30/01/23 or 27/02/23, for two people. Prize subject to availability.

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