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Stargazing in South West England

There are plenty of star-studded dark skies in South East England. The rolling countryside benefits open horizons and sweeping skies, perfect for spotting meteors and the Milky Way.

Of particular interest is the South Downs National Park, an International Dark Sky Reserve, where light pollution is minimal and star-shine at a maximum.



Stargazing events in South West England

  • Stargazing in Exford with Wild About Exmoor

    Thursday 27th January 2022 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, Exford, TA24 7PY

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 27th January 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Wessex Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Allendale Centre - Wimborne, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

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  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Irene Usher Memorial Pavilion, Melksham, SN12 6NS

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  • Stargazing in Exford with Wild About Exmoor

    Thursday 3rd February 2022 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, Exford, TA24 7PY

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  • Observation evening with Torbay Astronomical Society

    Thursday 3rd February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Torquay Boys Grammar School & Observatory, Torquay, TQ2 7EL

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  • Callington Community Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Friday 4th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    St Dominic Parish Hall, Saltash, PL12 6TD

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  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society observing session

    Friday 4th February 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Lacock Playing Fields, Chippenham, SN15 2LQ

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  • Stargazing Safari at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

    Saturday 5th February 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

    Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant, Coleford, GL16 8JS

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  • Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

    Tuesday 8th February 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Degibna Chapel, Helston, TR12 7PR

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Stargazing locations in South West England

  • Alexandra Park – Bath

    Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, BA2 4RQ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Badbury Rings Car Park – National Trust

    Kingston Lacy, Wimbourne, BH21 4DZ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Beesands Car Park

    Beesands, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2EH

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bel Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

    Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7PR

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bennett’s Cross – Dartmoor

    Warren House, Yelverton, PL20 6TA

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Blackett Observatory

    Marlborough College, Marlborough, SN8 1PA

    Observatory

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  • Bossington Beacon Car Park – Exmoor

    North Hill, Bossington, TA24

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Brendon Two Gates

    Brendon Two Gates, Simonsbath, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Burrator Quarry Car Park – Dartmoor

    Yelverton, PLymouth, PL20 6PE

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Cadman’s Pool Car Park – Forestry Commission

    Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, SO43 7HL

    Go Stargazing Site

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Stargazing accommodation in South West England

  • Colliford Lake Park – Bodmin Moor

    Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Cornwall, PL14 6PL

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • DreamAcres – Cranborne Chase

    Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, SP5 4LP

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Eddington Lodge

    Kilkhampton, Bude, EX23 9RZ, South West

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Fosfelle Country House

    Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6EF

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Freshwell Camping Croyde

    Moor Lane, Braunton, EX33 1NU

    Stay & Gaze

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