Stargazing in South West England

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Stargazing locations in South West England

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

Bel Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7PR

Brendon Two Gates

Brendon Two Gates, Simonsbath, TA24

Cadover Bridge Car Park

Shaugh Prior, Plymouth, PL7 5EH

Caradon Observatory

Upton Cross, Liskeard, PL14 5BQ

Carn Galver Engine House

Zennor, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YX

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas, Trenance, Cornwall, TR8, South West

Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

Acreman Street, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JX

Chevron Fold Car Park

Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DQ

Colliford Lake Park – Bodmin Moor

Colliford Lake Park

Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Cornwall, PL14 6PL

COSMOS Observatory

Signal Row, St Martins, TR25 0QN, South West

Crowdy Reservoir

Tregoodwell, Camelford, PL32 9XJ

Dunkery & Horner Wood

Exmoor National Park, North of Exford, TA24

Dunkery Beacon

Exmoor National Park, North West of Wheddon Cross, TA24

Durlston Astronomy Centre

Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Spread Eagle Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 0DT

Frogwell Lodge Car Park

Exmoor National Park, West of Upton, TA4

Garrison Playing Field

Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly, TR21, South West

Goat Hill Bridge Car Park

Off B3358, Simonsbath, TA24 7LL

Godolphin Hill – National Trust

Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9RE

Goonhilly Earth Station Nature Reserve

Goonhilly Downs, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6LQ

Holdstone Down Car Park

Holdstone Down, Near Combe Martin, EX34

Knapp Copse Local Nature Reserve

Knapp Copse, Near Honiton, Devon, EX13, Devon

Kynance Cove – National Trust

The Lizard, Near Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7PJ

Landacre Bridge

Landacre Lane, North of Sandyway

Lanehead Car Park – Dartmoor

Willsworthy, Tavistock, PL19 9NB

Lundy Island

Isle Of Lundy, Lundy, LUNDY, South West

Milkham Car Park – Forestry Commission

New Forest National Park, Ringwood, BH24 3QZ

Norman Lockyer Observatory

Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NY

Porth Nanven Car Park

Bosorne, St Just, TR19 7NR

Roseland Observatory

Court Farm, Coombe, PL26 7LE

Spire Cross – Exmoor

Halse Lane, Near Winsford, TA24 7JD, South West

St Agnes Head

Goonvrea, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5, South West

St Agnes Head Car Park

St Agnes Head, St Agnes, TR5 0ST

Trinity Hill Nature Reserve

Hoyton, Lyme Regis, Devon, DT7, South West

Victoria Park – Bristol

Hill Avenue, Bristol, BS3 4, South West

Webbers Post

Exmoor National Park, South of Horner, TA24

Wimbleball Lake

Dluverton, Near Tiverton, Somerset, Devon, TA22, Somerset

Wistlandpound Reservoir

Blackmoor Gate, Arlington, EX31 4SN

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