Kirkham Priory Car Park

Kirkham Priory Car Park

Kirkham, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7JS

Experience the dark skies above the Howardian Hills AONB at this free English Heritage car park, with amazing views above the Priory and across the River Derwent. Note that no overnight camping is allowed at this location.


Kirkham Priory Car Park is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 23/07/24

    19° 4%
  • 23/07/24

    15° 4%
  • 24/07/24

    14° 4%
  • 24/07/24

    12° 0%

Weather forecast for Castle Howard (2.6 miles away) updated 23/07/24 at 20:01.




Events nearby

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  • Brough Observatory informal open evening

    Friday 26th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Brough Observatory, Brough, HU15 1BB (27.5 miles away)

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  • Brough Observatory informal open evening

    Friday 2nd August 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Brough Observatory, Brough, HU15 1BB (27.5 miles away)

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  • East Riding Astronomers meeting and observing

    Monday 5th August 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Woodmansey Village Hall, Beverley, HU17 0TR (27.1 miles away)

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  • Dalby Forest StarFest 2024

    Friday 9th August 2024 from 12:00pm to Monday 12th August 2024 12:00pm

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  • Brough Observatory informal open evening

    Friday 9th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Brough Observatory, Brough, HU15 1BB (27.5 miles away)

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