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

  • Colliford Lake Park – Bodmin Moor

    Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Cornwall, PL14 6PL

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Colliford Lake South Car Park – Bodmin Moor

    Colliford Lake, St Neot, PL14 6PX

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Colliford Lake West Car Park – Bodmin Moor

    Colliford Lake, St Neot, PL14 6PL

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Combe Gibbet Car Park

    Combe, Hungerford, RG17 9EL

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Coombestone Tor – Dartmoor

    Holne, Hexworthy, PL20 6SE

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Corgarff Castle Car Park

    Corgarff, Strathdon, AB36 8YP

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • County Gate Car Park

    County Gate, Oare, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cow Green Reservoir

    Upper Teesdale, Langdon Beck, DL12

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Craig Y Nos Castle

    Craig Y Nos Castle, Craig Y Nos, SA9 1GL

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Creswell Beach Car Park

    Beach Road, Cresswell, NE61 5LF

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Crook O Lune Picnic Site

    Low Road, Halton Green, LA2

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cross Dyke Car Park

    Burway Road, Church Stretton, SY6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Crowdy Reservoir

    Tregoodwell, Camelford, PL32 9XJ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Crummock Water Car Park – Lake District

    B5289 North of Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13 9XA

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Cwmtydu Beach Car Park

    Cwmtydu, Llandysul, SA44 6LQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

    Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory

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  • Dales Countryside Museum

    Station Yard, Hawes, DL8 3NT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Delamere Forest Park – Forestry Commission

    Linmere, Northwich, CW8 2JD

    Astronomical Society, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

    Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Devil’s Dyke

    Devil's Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 8YJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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