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Dark sky sites in the UK

There are many officially recognised and publicly accessible dark sky sites in the UK. Considering widespread light pollution, this may come as a surprise! Most of these sites are Dark Sky Discovery Sites, places officially recognised as excellent locations for stargazing. Various local authorities have suggested others, and we've added some of our favourite spots too.  We hope this map helps you find your closest dark sky site, and we wish you clear skies when you get there!

Dark sky sites in the UK location list

  • Brecon – Crai Reservoir

    Crai Reservoir, Cnewr, LD3

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Brecon – Crai Village

    Crai Village, Libanus, Powys, LD3 8YP, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre

    Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Brecon – Plas Dolygaer

    Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil, Powys, CF48 2UR, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Brecon – Red Lion Pub

    Church Road, Penderyn, Powys, CF44 9JR, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Brecon – Usk Reservoir

    Near Trecastle, Brecon, Powys, LD3, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Brendon Two Gates

    Brendon Two Gates, Simonsbath, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Brindley Bottom Car Park

    Brindley Road, Cannock, WS12 4PR

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Broadhaven South Car Park

    Broadhaven, Bosherston

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Bruce’s Stone

    Loch Trool, Near Bargrennan, DG8

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Buckden National Park

    Dalegarth, Buckden, BD23 5JU

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Buckstones Car Park

    New Hey Road, Huddersfield, HD3 3FT

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Buriton Village Green

    High Street, Buriton, GU31 5RX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Burnhope Reservoir

    Wearhead, St Johns Chapel, DL13

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Burrator Quarry Car Park – Dartmoor

    Yelverton, PLymouth, PL20 6PE

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bury Ditches Car Park

    Lower Down, Clun, SY7 8BD

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Butser Hill

    Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Near Clanfield, Hampshire, PO8

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Bwlch Mountain Lay-by

    Bwlch Mountain, Near Treorchy, CF42, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Bwlch Pen Barras Car Park

    Ruthin, Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, CH7 5SH

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bwlch y Groes

    Bryn Uchaf, Machynlleth, SY20 9AH

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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