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

  • Dinton Park – National Trust

    St Marys Road, Dinton, SP3 5HH

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Ditchling Beacon

    Ditchling, Brighton, Sussex, BN6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Divis and Black Mountain National Trust Car Park

    Divis Road, Belfast, BT17 0NG

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Dunkery & Horner Wood

    Exmoor National Park, North of Exford, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Dunkery Beacon

    Exmoor National Park, North West of Wheddon Cross, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Dunnabridge Car Park – Dartmoor

    Dunnabridge, Yelverton, PL20 6SA

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Dunsten Steads Car Park

    Dunsten Steads, Embleton, NE66 3DT

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Durlston Astronomy Centre

    Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory

    More info
  • East Soar Car Park – National Trust

    Soar, Kingsbridge, TQ7 3DR

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Elan Valley – Bridge Crossing

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Claerwen Dam

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Craig Goch Dam

    Elan Valley, Rhayader , Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Penrhiw Wen

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Pont Ar Elan

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Teifi Pools

    Elan Valley, Pontrhydfendigaid, Powys, SY25, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Visitor Centre

    Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Private Venue

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  • Elf Kirk Viewpoint

    Near Tower Knowe Visitor Centre, Kielder Water, Northumberland, NE48 1BX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elsdon Village Hall

    Elsdon, Otterburn, NE19 1AA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Ettrick Marshes – Tima Water Car Park

    Ettrick, Selkirk, TD7 5HY

    Go Stargazing Site

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