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Out of this world! Stargazing at The Varsity Hotel, Cambridge

There is one benefit to winter – the longer nights lend themselves to some ‘out of this world’ experiences such as gazing up at the stars from the rooftop of The Varsity Hotel & Spa in Cambridge.

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The eco-conscious boutique hotel will hold an astronomy masterclass on Tuesday 25th February. Guests will explore the cosmos through telescopes from the hotel’s beautiful rooftop garden and find out more about the mysteries of the stars, planets, moons and galaxies above us. The masterclass will be led by Paul Fellows, Chairman of the esteemed Cambridge Astronomical Society and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

The stargazing session is followed by a delicious two-course dinner from Head Chef Angus Martin’s hearty winter menu.

Tickets cost £49 and include a glass of bubbly on arrival, the astronomy masterclass and the two-course meal. Guests should arrive at 6:45pm for a 7pm start. To book call 01223 306030 or visit www.thevarsityhotel.co.uk.

The independently-owned Varsity Hotel & Spa is located in one of the most attractive spots in Cambridge backing onto the River Cam. The top two floors of the hotel are made entirely from glass allowing guests breath-taking views of the surrounding area including St John’s College spires, Midsummer Common and the punts gliding down the river.

The boutique hotel is committed to being eco-friendly (which has also meant the removal of energy-sapping mini bars in the rooms!).

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Kerry Law

Kerry Law (Founding Editor, Goodtrippers): I'm a PR and writer living in London. Since taking my first trip aged 2yrs (all the way from from NZ to the UK) I've loved travel. As a keen advocate of ecotourism and responsible travel, I decided to start Goodtrippers...

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