Stargazing in North West England

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Stargazing locations in North West England

The map below shows places to go stargazing in North West England 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 North West England

Alston Observatory

Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP

Blea Tarn Car Park – Lake District

Little Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9PG

Crummock Water Car Park – Lake District

B5289 North of Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13 9XA

Gisburn Forest Hub

Gisburn Forest, Near Tosside, BB7

Godlee Observatory

Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NL

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ

Hesketh Park Observatory

Hesketh Park, Southport, PR9 9LN

High Legh Community Observatory

Abbey Leys Farm, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Jodrell Bank Observatory

University of Manchester, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL

Leighton Observatory

Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory

Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

The Astronomy Centre

Bacup Road A681, Near Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HP

Trinity School Observatory

Strand Road, Carlisle, CA1 1JB

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