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

  • 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

    More info
  • 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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  • Knowlton Church and Earthworks – English Heritage

    Knowlton, Wimbourne, BH21 5AE

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kylerhea

    Kylerhea Otter Haven Car Park, Kylerhea, IV42 8NH

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kynance Cove – National Trust

    The Lizard, Near Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7PJ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Landacre Bridge

    Landacre Lane, North of Sandyway

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Lanehead Car Park – Dartmoor

    Willsworthy, Tavistock, PL19 9NB

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Lansdown Park & Ride

    Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BJ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Lantic Bay Car Park – National Trust

    Lanteglos, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1NP

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Leigh Woods – National Trust

    Abbots Leigh Road, Bristol, BS8 3QB

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Leitir Easaidh

    Little Assynt, Lochinver, IV27

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Lettaford View Car Park – Dartmoor

    Near Lettaford, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8RQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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