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

  • Dales Countryside Museum

    Station Yard, Hawes, DL8 3NT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Delamere Forest Park – Forestry Commission

    Linmere, Northwich, CW8 2JD

    Astronomical Society, Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

    Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Devil’s Dyke

    Devil's Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 8YJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Devoke Water

    Austhwaite Brow, Holmrook, CA19 1TJ

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dinton Park – National Trust

    St Marys Road, Dinton, SP3 5HH

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Ditchling Beacon

    Ditchling, Brighton, Sussex, BN6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Divis and Black Mountain National Trust Car Park

    Divis Road, Belfast, BT17 0NG

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • 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

    More info
  • 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

    More info
  • Dunraven Bay

    Southerndown, Bridgend, CF32 0RP

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dunsten Steads Car Park

    Dunsten Steads, Embleton, NE66 3DT

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dunston Fen Stepping Out Car Park

    Dunston Fen Lane, Lincoln, LN4 3AG

    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

    More info
  • Elan Valley – Bridge Crossing

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Elan Valley – Claerwen Dam

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Elan Valley – Craig Goch Dam

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

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info

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