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Knowlton Church and Earthworks - English Heritage

Knowlton Church and Earthworks - English Heritage

Knowlton, Wimbourne, Dorset, BH21 5AE

This English Heritage property is an officially recognised Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve. The location has limited parking with only a small lay-by, however offers fantastic dark skies and a building making an excellent subject for astrophotography. Photo used with kind permission from Anthony Young.


Knowlton Church and Earthworks - English Heritage 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.

Weather forecast

  • 09/08/22

    24° 4%
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  • 10/08/22

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Weather forecast for Cranborne Manor Gardens (2.6 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




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    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory, Swanage, BH19 2JL (20.5 miles away)

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