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

  • Bel Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

    Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7PR

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bennett’s Cross – Dartmoor

    Warren House, Yelverton, PL20 6TA

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Benone Beach

    Sea Coast Road, Downhill, BT51 4SD

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bignor Hill Car Park

    Bignor, Pullborough, RH20 1PH

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Birling Gap

    Birling Gap, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN20 0AB

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Black Hill Car Park

    Hartfield, Crowborough, TN22 3JD

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Blakey Ridge Car Park

    Blakey Bank, Church Houses, YO62 7LQ

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Blea Tarn Car Park – Lake District

    Little Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9PG

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Blythe Hill Fields

    Blythe Hill Lane, London, SE23 1ND

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Boggle Hole Car Park

    Mill Bank, Whitby, YO22 4UQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bolderwood Car Park – Forestry Commission

    New Forest National Park, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bollihope Common

    Hill End, Frosterley, DL13 2SY

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bossington Beacon Car Park – Exmoor

    North Hill, Bossington, TA24

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bowlees Visitor Centre

    Newbiggin, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Bowness Knott Car Park – Lake District

    Croasdale, Ennerdale Bridge, CA23 3AU

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Breakwater Country Park

    Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1YG

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Breckland Astronomical Observatory

    Great Ellingham, Near Attleborough, NR17

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory

    More info
  • Brecon – Carreg Cennen Castle

    Carreg Cennen Castle, Trapp, SA19 6UA

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Brecon – Crai Reservoir

    Crai Reservoir, Cnewr, LD3

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Brecon – Crai Village

    Crai Village, Libanus, Powys, LD3 8YP, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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