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The best places for Star-Gazing

Whether you are a beginner astronomer or just like to escape to a place where you can gaze at the stars, it’s an activity that is becoming increasingly difficult in the permanently lit up world today. Not many urban areas have a night sky can be fully appreciated so many do not even bother looking at all. You will be pleased to know, however, that there are some parts of the UK which have some of the darkest skies anywhere on Earth – and here they are:

Exmoor

This area of North Devon has the recognition of International Dark-Sky, so grab your telescopes and head to Exmoor. Strong light management here with local authorities to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for star gazers to get their fill.

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Brecon Beacons

If you are in Wales, the only Dark Sky location can be found in the mountains of the Brecon Beacons. The local authorities have worked hard to reduce light pollution, so the view of the night sky here is spectacular. Grab all the kit you need for outdoor experiences at an Outdoor Store Dublin like Basecamp, a top Outdoor Store Dublin

Lake District

Renowned for its rugged beauty and stunning scenery, the sky in Cumbria is big enough for star gazing too. The sky here is some of the darkest in the UK and you do not even need any special equipment, unless you already have it.

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Norfolk Coast

Who could resist a place to star gaze with the sound of the waves crashing in the background? Norfolk Coast is an Area of Outstanding Beauty with incredible views of the coast and a large seal population at Blakeney Nature Reserve.

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