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

Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB

Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB organises events at this location

Please contact Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


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Events nearby

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  • The BIG Sleep Stargazing Sleepout

    Friday 24th May 2024 from 20:00pm to Saturday 25th May 2024 10:00am

    Messems West, Court Street, SP3 6LW (13.0 miles away)

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 29th May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL (18.4 miles away)

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  • Somerset Levels Stargazers monthly meeting and observing

    Wednesday 29th May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Wessex Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 4th June 2024 from 00:00am to 21:00pm

    Allendale Centre - Wimborne, Wimborne, BH21 1AS (27.2 miles away)

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  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 4th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Irene Usher Memorial Pavilion, Melksham, SN12 6NS (20.1 miles away)

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