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 great locations to go stargazing. Various local authorities have suggested others, and we've added some of our favourite locations 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

  • 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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  • Kirknewton Village Hall

    Kirknewton, Near Wooler, NE71 6XA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre

    Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Kithurst Hill

    Storrington, Worthing, BN18 9LZ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Knapp Copse Local Nature Reserve

    Knapp Copse, Near Honiton, Devon, EX13, Devon

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Knarsdale with Kirkhaugh Cairns Community Hall

    Slaggyford, Brampton, CA8 7NP, North East

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Knockbreck

    Tain, Gillen, IV55 8GP

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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