If you live in a town or city, the night sky might sometimes be pretty, but it can never compare with the night time views in the best places to go stargazing. You don’t have to be an astronomer or scientist to appreciate the beauty of the night sky, but for it to be majestic and in full glory, you need a clear sky that has no clouds and is unaffected by light pollution. Check out these brilliant places to go stargazing for an enchanting and captivating experience of the night sky.
1. Brecon Beacons, Wales
Did you know that there are designated Dark Sky Reserves and that there are only 5 of them in the world that have Gold Tier status? The most recent reserve gold status was only granted in February 2013 and the honor went to the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. The Dark Sky Reserves obviously count as the very best places to go stargazing, and their reserve status means they are to be protected from light pollution in the future. The Brecon Beacons is a range of fairly low lying mountains and one of the UK’s favorite spots for outdoor pursuits such as walking, mountain biking, orienteering, bird watching and of course, stargazing. The Brecon Beacons was the 2nd site in the UK to achieve Gold Dark Sky Reserve status – the other being Exmoor National Park in Devon.