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

  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

    Carnewas, Trenance, Cornwall, TR8, South West

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Carrick-a-Rede – National Trust

    Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, BT54 6LS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Carricks Picnic Area

    Derwent Reservoir, Blanchland, DH8 9PE

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Castlehill Heritage Centre

    Castletown, Caithness, KW14 8TG

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Caton Moor Windfarm

    Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9HF

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Cawfields Quarry

    Cawfields, Near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9PJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

    Acreman Street, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JX

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Chapel Carn Brea

    Carn Brae, Penzance, TR19 6JD

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Chevron Fold Car Park

    Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Chop Gate Village Hall Car Park

    Chop Gate, Great Broughton, TS9 7JW

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Clan Donald

    Clan Donald Centre, Armadale, IV45 8RS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

    Clatteringshaws House, Near New Galloway, DG7 3SQ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Clay Bank Car Park – Forestry Commission

    Great Broughton, Middlesbrough, TS9 7JA

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Clearbrook Car Park – Yelverton

    Clearbrook, Plymouth, PL20 6JD

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Clesketts Car Park

    RSPB Geltsdale, Forest Head, CA8

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Cley Hill Car Park – National Trust

    Corsely, Warminster, BA12 7QU

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cod Beck Reservoir Car Park

    Whorlton, Northallerton, DL6 3AL

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Coed Llangwyfan & Penycloddiau Car Park

    Nannerch, Denbigh, CH7 5RP

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Coed Y Bont Community Woodland

    Pontrhydfendigaid, Ystrad Meurig, SY25 6ER

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Colliford Lake North West Car Park – Bodmin Moor

    Colliford Lake, Bolventor, PL14 6PZ

    Go Stargazing Site

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