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Stargazing at Burr Point

Burr Point near Ballyhalbert, Ballyhalbert, County Down, BT22 1DL
Sunset at Burr Point Ballyhalbert, E sculpture marking the most easterly point on the Island with sold out note.


Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme | Full programme

Please note: Due to the weather forecast, Stargazing has moved to Friday 1 September, all ticketholders will be contacted directly.

Experience the incredible starry skies above Burr Point, the most easterly point on the island. Astronomers from the Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society will be on hand with their telescopes ready to explore the planets and galaxies above.

Hotties Chocolate and the Mallow Makers will provide a special warm treat of hot chocolate and toasted marshmallow topping to finish the evening.

Oatmilk and Vegan/Dairy free hot chocolate also available.

Find out more about the islands most easterly point, Burr Point.


Things to note

Meeting point, Millisle Beach car park (BT22 2HS) to depart for Burr Point at 8.30pm.

This event is for suitable for all ages. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Refreshments are limited to one cup of hot chocolate per person.

* Please dress appropriately, the evenings can get quite cold. * Torches - Whilst torches are of course essential items they can adversely affect your stargazing experience. If you are bringing a torch, ensure it is a red torch. Leave your phone in your pocket, and if you do need to use white light for any reason be mindful of other stargazers!

Stargazing events are weather dependant.

Ticketing closes for this event on 30 August.

Full terms and conditions apply, see our Terms and Conditions page.

Online booking fee applies. None when booking in person or by phone via our Visitor Information Centres.


Getting there

Free Bus

A free bus will be provided to transport all participants from Millisle Beach to Burr Point:

8.30pm | Bus departs Millisle Beach car park               
9pm | Stargazing event starts at Burr Point                                 
10.30pm | Bus returns to Millisle Beach car park

Car Parking

Millisle Beach has a free car park for participants to use.


Accessible parking will be available at the car park at Burr Point. These participants must give advance notice of these requirements on booking by emailing

The site is wheelchair accessible but it will be dark.

Accessible toilets will be available.

This event is being photographed and filmed. Images may be used in Ards and North Down Borough Council promotional materials. If you do not want your image to be used, please inform our event staff.

All details subject to change.

Burr Point Sculpture Artist: Ned Jackson Smyth.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£5.00 per ticket

Online booking fee applies. None when booking in person or by phone via our Visitor Information Centres.

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