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

  • Gouthwaite Reservoir Picnic Area – Nidderdale

    Ramsgill, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AE

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Grassholme Reservoir

    Grassholme, Barnard Castle, DL12 0PW

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Gravir – Isle of Lewis and Harris

    Calbost, Grabhair, HS2 9QX

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Gribdale Gate – Captain Cooks Car Park

    Dikes Lane, Middlesbrough, TS9 6HN

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Grinton to Redmire Dales Road Car Park

    Near Grinton, Richmond, DL11 6HS

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Grizedale Forest

    Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Grove Park Community Group – Ringway Centre

    268 Baring Road, London, SE12 0DS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Private Venue

    More info
  • Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre

    Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Harford Car Park – Dartmoor

    Harford, Ivybridge, PL21 0JQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Harting Down – National Trust

    B2141, South Harting, GU31 5PN, South East

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Hartley Lane Car Park

    Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL53 9QJ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Hawes National Park Centre

    Burtersett Road, Hawes, DL8 3NT, Yorkshire and The Humber

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Hawkhope Car Park

    Hawkhope, Near Falstone, NE48

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Hay Bluff

    Hay Bluff Lay-by, South of Hay-on-Wye, HR3

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Hayberries Nature Reserve

    Mickleton, Barnard Castle, DL12 9EQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Haytor Car Park – Dartmoor

    Haytor, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XS

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Headley Heath – National Trust

    Headley Common Road, Headley, KT18 6NN

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Hendre Mynydd Car Park

    Rhigios Mountain, Near Blaenrhondda, CF42, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • High Brow Crossroads

    High Row, Dockray, CA11 0LG

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Holdstone Down Car Park

    Holdstone Down, Near Combe Martin, EX34

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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