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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

  • Cadman’s Pool Car Park – Forestry Commission

    Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, SO43 7HL

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Cadover Bridge Car Park – Dartmoor

    Shaugh Prior, Plymouth, PL7 5EH

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Caldrons Woodlands

    Loch Trool, Glentrool, DG8

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Camas na Sgianadin

    Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Camp Field Car Park

    Brindley Heath Road, Cannock, WS12 4PW

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve

    Bowness-on-Solway, Wigton, CA7 5AF

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  • Carding Mill Valley

    Carding Mill, Church Stretton, SY6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Carn Galver Engine House

    Zennor, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YX

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  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

    Carnewas, Trenance, Cornwall, TR8, South West

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Carrick-a-Rede – National Trust

    Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, BT54 6LS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Carricks Picnic Area

    Derwent Reservoir, Blanchland, DH8 9PE

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Castlehill Heritage Centre

    Castletown, Caithness, KW14 8TG

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Caton Moor Windfarm

    Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9HF

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Cawfields Quarry

    Cawfields, Near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9PJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

    Acreman Street, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JX

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Chapel Carn Brea

    Carn Brae, Penzance, TR19 6JD

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Chevron Fold Car Park

    Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Chop Gate Village Hall Car Park

    Chop Gate, Great Broughton, TS9 7JW

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Clan Donald

    Clan Donald Centre, Armadale, IV45 8RS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

    Clatteringshaws House, Near New Galloway, DG7 3SQ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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