Stargazing in Elan Valley Dark Sky Park

Find places to stargaze in this region

Several years of effort was rewarded in 2015 when Elan Valley earned Dark Sky Park status. This achievement means that the region's stunning dark skies are protected for future generations. They are well worth protecting -- this area has arguably amongst the darkest skies in the country. Fantastic scenery combines with star-filled skies to create an environment you can stare at in wonder. A number of publicly-accessible Dark Sky Discovery sites offer excellent places to go stargazing in Elan Valley Dark Sky Park.

Stargazing locations in Elan Valley Dark Sky Park

The map below shows places to go stargazing in Elan Valley Dark Sky Park 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 Elan Valley Dark Sky Park

Elan Valley – Bridge Crossing

Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

Elan Valley – Claerwen Dam

Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

Elan Valley – Craig Goch Dam

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

Elan Valley – Penrhiw Wen

Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

Elan Valley – Pont Ar Elan

Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

Elan Valley – Teifi Pools

Elan Valley, Pontrhydfendigaid, Powys, SY25, Wales

Elan Valley – Visitor Centre

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

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