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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

  • Crook O Lune Picnic Site

    Low Road, Halton Green, LA2

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Cross Dyke Car Park

    Burway Road, Church Stretton, SY6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Crowdy Reservoir

    Tregoodwell, Camelford, PL32 9XJ

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Crummock Water Car Park – Lake District

    B5289 North of Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13 9XA

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Culver Hill – Minchampton Common

    Burleigh, Stroud, GL6 9AQ

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Cwmtydu Beach Car Park

    Cwmtydu, Llandysul, SA44 6LQ

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

    Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory

    More info
  • Dales Countryside Museum

    Station Yard, Hawes, DL8 3NT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

    Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Devil’s Dyke

    Devil's Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 8YJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Devoke Water

    Austhwaite Brow, Holmrook, CA19 1TJ

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dinton Park – National Trust

    St Marys Road, Dinton, SP3 5HH

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Ditchling Beacon

    Ditchling, Brighton, Sussex, BN6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Divis and Black Mountain National Trust Car Park

    Divis Road, Belfast, BT17 0NG

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Dunkery & Horner Wood

    Exmoor National Park, North of Exford, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Dunkery Beacon

    Exmoor National Park, North West of Wheddon Cross, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Dunnabridge Car Park – Dartmoor

    Dunnabridge, Yelverton, PL20 6SA

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dunraven Bay

    Southerndown, Bridgend, CF32 0RP

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dunsten Steads Car Park

    Dunsten Steads, Embleton, NE66 3DT

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

    More info

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