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

  • Holming Beam – Dartmoor

    Rundlestone, Yelverton, PL20

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Horseshoe Falls Car Park

    Llangollen, Wrexham, LL20 8BN

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Hound Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

    Manaton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Hury Reservoir

    Hury , Barnard Castle, DL12 9UU

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Hushinish – Isle of Lewis and Harris

    Huisinis Gateway, Huisinis, HS3 3AY

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Huttoft Beach

    Huttoft, Alford, LN13 9RT

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  • Hutton-le-Hole Car Park

    Moor Lane, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UB

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Ingram Village Hall

    Ingram, Near Powburn, NE66 4LT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Iping Common

    Iping, Near Trotton, West Sussex, GU31

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Isle of Coll – Arinagour

    Arinagour, Isle of Coll, PA78

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Isle of Coll – Cliad Football Pitch

    Arnabost, Isle of Coll, PA78

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Isle of Coll – RSPB Totronald

    RSPB Totronald, Coll, PA78 6TB

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Isle of Tiree – Balephuil Beach

    Balephuil, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6UE

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Isle of Tiree – Balevullin Car Park

    Balevullin, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6XD

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Kelling Heath Holiday Park

    Weybourne, Holt, NR25 7HW

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Kete Car Park

    St Annes Head, Near Dale, SA62 3RR, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kielder Campsite

    Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Killylane Reservoir

    Shanes Hill Road, Kilwaughter, BT40

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • King Alfred’s Tower Car Park

    Tower Road, Bruton, BA10 0JS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kinloch Forest

    Kinloch, Isle of Skye, IV43 8QY

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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