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Stargazing has so many things going for it.

It’s free, it’s easy, anyone can do it and you can do it pretty much anywhere.

If, however, you want to make it even more awesome, the best places to go stargazing are the world’s Dark Sky Reserves.

These are areas where light pollution is zero and the quality of starry nights is exceptional.

Designated by the International Dark Sky Association, there are currently only 9 around the world.

Here are 7 of them:

1. Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, United Kingdom

Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, United Kingdom

In the summer months, visiting stargazers can take a convenient, direct bus service from Cardiff, the Welsh capital, to the town of Brecon and from there local buses take them to the best places to go stargazing in the Brecon Beacons National Park, where woolly sheep outnumber the 33,000 citizens at a rate of 30 to 1.

Supported wholeheartedly by its communities, the Dark Sky Reserve has continued to cut down on street lighting and other light pollution wherever possible.

It's a place of breathtaking natural beauty, day or night, where King Arthur and Merlin may well have stargazed in the 6th century.

Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, Iveragh Peninsula, Ireland
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