Discover our Dark Skies
If you keep away from street lighting, you should get a good view of the stars at night on a clear night. However, there are a number of locations that have been recognised as Dark Sky Discovery Sites, places to stargaze which are:
- are away from the worst of any local light pollution
- provide good sightlines of the sky
- Have good public access, including firm ground for wheelchairs. The sites are generally freely accessible at all times.
These sites are easy to find. Some of them have star maps in place to help you to find key stars and constellations. A number of them have 24-hour toilets and there are places to eat and stay close to many of them. A number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites host public events throughout the year.