Where to go for the best stargazing

Discover the joy of glamping beneath a velvety blanket of stars and the appeal of staying at a campsite perfectly positioned for celestial observation. Whether you're an astrology enthusiast or just fancy a spot of stargazing, these could be the top sites for you to visit in the UK.

Here’s what you need to know! 

Red tent in a field at nighttime with clear, star-filled skies

If you've ever wanted to step away from every day life and take some time to reconnect with the power of nature, than a stargazing holiday could be perfect for you! With campsites near to a dark sky sites, you'll be able to sit back and marvel at the scale of the universe. Take "sleeping under the stars" to a whole new level! 

Discover the captivating world of stargazing and seek out the constellations below:


The Orion constellation, with its distinctive pattern of stars, has fascinated and inspired humanity for centuries. It's named after the mighty hunter of Greek mythology and is located on the celestrial equator. Orion is visible from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, making it one of the most recognisable constellations in the night sky!


The Cassiopeia constellation, named after the mythical queen of Aethiopia, is a prominent and easily recognisable feature of the night sky. Resembling a "W" or "M" shape depending on its position throughout the year, it's situated in the Northern Hemisphere and is circumpolar which means it never dips below the horizon.

Ursa Major

Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellaytion, has fascinated and guided humanity for centuries. It's one of the most prominent and recognisable constellations in the night sky, it's iconic shape forms a celestial bear with the stars of the Big Dipper serving as its defining feature. It's seen as a symbol of strength and endurance in many cultues and has guided travellers and inspired stargazers throughout history.


What are Dark Sky Discovery Sites?

A dark sky site means you're far enough away from light pollution meaning the sky is extra dark at night and it makes it possible to see over 1000 stars without the need for a telescope. We are very fortunate here in the UK with so many fantastic areas for stargazing and in some of these places, it’s even possible to see our Milky Way. 

Where to stay?

Coniston Park Coppice
Troutbeck Head 

Don't forget... 

Dark Sky Sites are in the middle of nowhere, so it's advisable to pack an extra torch for walking around the campsite after dark.

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