Stargazing in Nidderdale AONB

Nidderdale AONB is a wonderfully scenic part of the Yorkshire Dales with rolling countryside and incredible scenery. The region benefits from excellent dark skies with several public dark sky discovery sites. It is also home to the Lime Tree Observatory located near the village of Grewelthorpe which runs frequent stargazing events and will be opening a planetarium late in 2021. Enjoy starry skies and go stargazing in Nidderdale AONB!



Stargazing locations in Nidderdale AONB

  • Gouthwaite Reservoir Picnic Area – Nidderdale

    Ramsgill, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AE

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Lime Tree Observatory

    Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA

    Observatory

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  • Scar House Reservoir – Nidderdale

    Scar House Reservoir, Upper Nidderdale

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • The Coldstones Cut – Nidderdale

    Toft Gate, Nidderdale, HG3 5BJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Yorke’s Folly Car Park – Nidderdale

    Nought Bank Road, Bewerley, HG3 5JA

    Aurora Viewpoint, Recommended Stargazing Site

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Stargazing accommodation in Nidderdale AONB

  • Firs Farm Bed & Breakfast

    Healey, Ripon, HG4 4LH

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Bivouac – Nidderdale

    High Knowle Farm, Upper Nidderdale, HG4 4JZ

    Stay & Gaze

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