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King Alfred's Tower Car Park

King Alfred's Tower Car Park

Tower Road, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0JS

This remote but accessible car park is used to access the nearby King Alfred’s tower, a striking 49m tall folly (great for star trails perhaps!?).  The location is an officially recognised Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve.


King Alfred's Tower Car Park is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Location events organiser

Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB

Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB organises events at this location

Please contact Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Stourhead (1.7 miles away) updated 10/08/22 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • See the Perseids with the Bath Astronomers

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 22:00pm to Saturday 13th August 2022 02:00am

    Lansdown Park & Ride, Bath, BA1 9BJ (20.3 miles away)

    More info
  • Solar Observing at Wells Cathedral Green

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 11:00am to 17:00pm

    Wells Cathedral, Wells, BA5 2UE (13.9 miles away)

    More info
  • Crewkerne And District Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norton-sub-Hambdon Village Hall, Norton-sub-Hambdon, TA14 6SF (20.9 miles away)

    More info
  • Somerset Levels Stargazers monthly meeting and observing

    Wednesday 31st August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Othery Village Hall, Othery, TA7 0QU (22.7 miles away)

    More info
  • Wells and Mendip Star Camp

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 19:00pm to Sunday 4th September 2022 12:00pm

    Nettwood Farm, Bristol, BS40 6DA (16.4 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • DreamAcres – Cranborne Chase

    Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 4LP (23.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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