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Location Category: Aurora Viewpoint

Here we feature some of the best places to see the Aurora from the United Kingdom. Most of these locations are away from the worst effects of light pollution and have a clear visible horizon towards the North — a key requirement of any aurora spotting site!



Aurora viewpoint locations

  • Alemoor Reservoir

    Roberton, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Backwater Reservoir

    Blairgowrie, Dykends, Perthshire, PH11 8PR

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Blackhall Rocks Local Nature Reserve

    Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS27 4AT

    Aurora Viewpoint

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  • Blakey Ridge Car Park

    Blakey Bank, Church Houses, North Yorkshire, YO62 7LQ

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Caton Moor Windfarm

    Caton, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 9HF

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Creswell Beach Car Park

    Beach Road, Cresswell, Northumberland, NE61 5LF

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Dunsten Steads Car Park

    Dunsten Steads, Embleton, Northumberland, NE66 3DT

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve

    Embleton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3XP

    Aurora Viewpoint, Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Filey Brigg Car Park

    Filey, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Gleconglass Car Park

    Ballindalloch, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37 9EP

    Aurora Viewpoint, Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Morton Castle and Loch

    Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5EH

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Pilling Embankment

    Fluke Hall Lane, Pilling, Lancashire, PR3 6HP

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Rosedale Chimney Bank

    Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8SE

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Slains Castle Car Park

    Cruden Bay, Errolston, Aberdeenshire, AB42 0PW

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • St Mary’s Island Car Park

    Whitley Bay, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE26 4RS

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Tarn Hows Car Park – Lake District

    Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0PP

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • The Carrachs

    Chapeltown, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9JS

    Aurora Viewpoint, Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Yorke’s Folly Car Park – Nidderdale

    Nought Bank Road, Bewerley, North Yorkshire, HG3 5JA

    Aurora Viewpoint, Recommended Stargazing Site

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