Stargazing in Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve

Find places to stargaze in this region

The Brecon Beacons National Park became an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012. This accreditation is testament to the quality of the region's dark skies. A number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites make stargazing readily accessible. The Milky Way is easily seen crossing the skies on moonless nights. Local accommodation providers offer plenty of "stay-and-gaze" options. The scenic landscapes make for amazing astrophotography opportunities. Go stargazing in Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve and see our Universe as it is meant to be seen!

Stargazing locations in Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve

The map below shows places to go stargazing in Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve including observatories, officially recognised dark sky locations and recommended sites. We very much welcome suggestions if you'd like to contact us.

List of stargazing locations in Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve

Brecon – Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle, Trapp, SA19 6UA

Brecon – Crai Village

Crai Village, Libanus, Powys, LD3 8YP, Wales

Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

Brecon – Plas Dolygaer

Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil, Powys, CF48 2UR, Wales

Brecon – Red Lion Pub

Church Road, Penderyn, Powys, CF44 9JR, Wales

Brecon – Usk Reservoir

Near Trecastle, Brecon, Powys, LD3, Wales

Craig Y Nos Castle

Craig Y Nos Castle, Craig Y Nos, SA9 1GL

Hay Bluff

Hay Bluff Lay-by, South of Hay-on-Wye, HR3

Llangors Lake

Llangorse, Brecon, LD3 7TR

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Abergavenny, NP7

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