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Stargazing in Central Wales

Central Wales combines stunning scenery with magical dark skies. For the best places to stargaze, the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park covers 45 thousand acres, and there are dozens of Dark Sky Discovery Sites dotted around. In the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll find plenty of spots to see the Milky Way, Saturn, Jupiter and meteor showers.



Stargazing events in Central Wales

  • Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend – March 2022

    Friday 4th March 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 6th March 2022 12:00pm

    Wigwam Holidays Hafren, Staylittle, SY19 7BY

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  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting

    Saturday 12th March 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Newtown Catholic Church Crypt, Newtown, SY16 2BJ

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  • Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend – April 2022

    Friday 1st April 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 3rd April 2022 12:00pm

    Wigwam Holidays Hafren, Staylittle, SY19 7BY

    More info
  • Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend – May 2022

    Friday 6th May 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 8th May 2022 12:00pm

    Wigwam Holidays Hafren, Staylittle, SY19 7BY

    More info
  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting

    Saturday 11th June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Newtown Catholic Church Crypt, Newtown, SY16 2BJ

    More info
  • Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend – July 2022

    Friday 1st July 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 3rd July 2022 12:00pm

    Wigwam Holidays Hafren, Staylittle, SY19 7BY

    More info
  • Solarsphere Astronomical & Music Festival 2022

    Friday 19th August 2022 from 12:00pm to Sunday 21st August 2022 12:00pm

    Solarsphere Astronomy Festival @ Penmaenau Farm, Llanelwedd, LD2 3RD

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Stargazing locations in Central Wales

  • Coed Y Bont Community Woodland

    Pontrhydfendigaid, Ystrad Meurig, SY25 6ER

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cwmtydu Beach Car Park

    Cwmtydu, Llandysul, SA44 6LQ

    Go Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Elan Valley – Bridge Crossing

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Elan Valley – Claerwen Dam

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Craig Goch Dam

    Elan Valley, Rhayader , Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Penrhiw Wen

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Pont Ar Elan

    Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Elan Valley – Teifi Pools

    Elan Valley, Pontrhydfendigaid, Powys, SY25, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Elan Valley – Visitor Centre

    Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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Stargazing accommodation in Central Wales

  • Caer Beris

    Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3NP

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cambrian Escapes Dark Skies Camping

    Penstacan, Cilycwm, SA20 0TF

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Elan Valley Dark Sky Lodge

    Elan Village, Rhayader, LD6 5HP

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

    The Old Weather Station, Staylittle, SY19 7DB

    Stay & Gaze

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