A Guide to the Best Dark Stargazing Spots in North Wales

stargazing spots in wales
stargazing spots in wales

Discover some of the best stargazing spots Wales has to offer. When it comes to dark skies accommodation, we are perfectly located in the beautiful Bala countryside with amazingly clear skies, perfect for a romantic evening of stargazing and taking in breathtaking views.

Star gazing is accessible all year round but if you are looking for a cosy festive getaway then the darker nights of autumn and winter display the clearest views. From stars to comets and galaxies, explore the wonders of our universe through the dark skies in Snowdonia.

Snowdonia National Park

Located only a 25-minute drive from Bala is the famous Snowdonia National Park. This stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an official Dark Sky Reserve with over 2,000 square km of protected land, it makes an ideal pitstop for those looking to experience the local skies and the magic of Wales’s untouched wilderness.

Llŷn Peninsula

Be swept up in awe of the wild and wonderful skies of the Llŷn Peninsula’s coastline. A great spot to visit at night and gaze into the heavens, you may be lucky enough to spot nebulae in the clear starry skies.

Pack a late-night picnic and head to the coast. Located around a 1:15 minute drive from Bala it makes an evening out to remember.

Isle of Anglesey

Stargazing in North Wales is easy when there are so many stunning locations to visit. If you are heading on over to Anglesey, you must visit Penmon Point, a charming beach known for its amazing stargazing conditions. You may even see the Northern Lights on an extremely dark night.

You may even see the Northern Lights on an extremely dark night.

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Buckle up astronomy enthusiasts, we’re not done yet!

Another location to add to your bucket list is the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, known for being areas of outstanding natural beauty, providing brilliant natural views both day and night. You can visit this stargazing super spot in under a 1:15 minute drive from the Bala area.

Dark Skies on your Doorstep

Located within the Dark Sky Reserve, our luxury glamping Geo Dome offers stunning views of the night sky without having to leave your bed. Cosy up and experience the Welsh countryside in our fully kitted-out Dome. No stressful packing on this trip, just relax and enjoy the view, pop open a bottle of bubbly and gaze into the vast expanse of undisturbed dark skies at our beautiful riverside campsite near Snowdonia. Book your next holiday with us and explore the natural wonders under our dark skies.