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

  • Rambling Retreat with Night Sky Discovery at Atlantic Horizons

    Saturday 20th April 2024 from 12:00pm to Monday 22nd April 2024 15:00pm

    Atlantic Horizons, Bude, EX23 9PN

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Saturday 20th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • Stargazing Safari at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

    Saturday 20th April 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant, Coleford, GL16 8JS

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  • COSMOS Observatory Open Evening

    Tuesday 23rd April 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    COSMOS Observatory, St Martins, TR25 0QN

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 24th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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  • Somerset Levels Stargazers monthly meeting and observing

    Wednesday 24th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Othery Village Hall, Othery, TA7 0QU

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  • Torbay Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 25th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

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  • Stargazing with Wild About Exmoor

    Friday 26th April 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, Exford, TA24 7PY

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  • Norman Lockyer Astronomical Society Members Evening

    Friday 26th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

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  • The Night Sky Show in Exeter

    Sunday 28th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:45pm

    Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter, EX4 4QB

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Stargazing locations in South West England

  • Alexandra Park – Bath

    Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, Avon, BA2 4RQ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Badbury Rings Car Park – National Trust

    Kingston Lacy, Wimbourne, Dorset, BH21 4DZ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Beesands Car Park

    Beesands, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2EH

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bel Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

    Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7PR

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bennett’s Cross – Dartmoor

    Warren House, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6TA

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Blackdown Stone Circle Car Park

    Littlebredy, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9HY

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Blackett Observatory

    Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA

    Observatory

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  • Bossington Beacon Car Park – Exmoor

    North Hill, Bossington, Somerset, TA24

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Brendon Common Car Park – Exmoor

    B3223 Simonsbath to Hillsford Bridge, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Brendon Two Gates

    Brendon Two Gates, Simonsbath, Somerset, TA24

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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Stargazing accommodation in South West England

  • Atlantic Horizons

    Eastcott, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9PN

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Colliford Lake Park – Bodmin Moor

    Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Cornwall, PL14 6PL

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Croydon Hall – Somerset

    Rodhuish, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6QT

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Dittisham Hideaway

    Dittisham, Dartmouth, Cornwall, TQ6 0JB

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Double-Gate Farm B&B

    Riverside, Lower Godney, Somerset, BA5 1RZ

    Stay & Gaze

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