Best places for stargazing in the UK

Explore the wonders of the cosmos from these dark-sky locations across Britain

The Milky Way and stars over Loch Stroan in Galloway Forest, Scotland
The Milky Way and stars over Loch Stroan in Galloway Forest, Scotland
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After the sun sets "British skies dazzle" and if you seek out a dark sky location "the lack of light pollution can help stargazing enthusiasts feel that bit closer to the universe". 

Whether you "take a winter stomp across freezing moors" or a "late-night summer drive up to a remote hilltop", said National Geographic, you can find a "sky full of stars with distant planets glittering overhead". And you won't always need a telescope.

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