5 dark sky campsites for perfect stargazing

Gaze up at the night sky amid gorgeous scenery at these stunning destinations

Tone Valley View Glamping – Wellington Somerset

Fancy stargazing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, cycling in the Blackdown Hills and spending nights in a private hot tub? If your answer is a big ‘yes’, you’re in the right place with Tone Valley View Glamping. This adults-only glamping site is well-suited for a romantic getaway and a wildlife escape with plenty of creature comforts. There are views over the Tone Valley, so there’s a scenic backdrop at all times and access to your own personal stable – a short walk down a stone path (the site has provided a lantern for trips at night-time).

From £125 per night for two adults

Adventure Camp Mehamn – Norway

If you’re looking for something a little farther afield, there are plenty of international skies to savour via, including some of the stunning scenes available in Norway. Adventure Camp Mehamn is a quiet site by the harbour in the village of Mehamn, the most northerly fishing village in the whole European continent. The Northern Lights are a big draw, as is the wide range of activities including deep sea fishing and jetski safaris. The fresh seafood is another highlight and there’s a restaurant on site where you can feast on king crab and other seafood treats. Back at base after all your adventures you can relax in the sauna.

From £29.58 per night for four adults

Cosmos Camping – Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

Constellation hunters can really admire the cosmos here, each pitch has a fire pit (with logs available to buy on-site) where you can keep warm and enjoy the stellar skies, Milky Way and nebulas (when skies are clear). With views over the Black Mountains, it’s no surprise that walks are the real deal around here – and your dog can come too, as they’re permitted under close control (due to livestock). If that feels too strenuous, the pond and river are top picnic spots to watch wildlife in action – perhaps red kites overhead or bats in the wooded area at sunset.

From £24 per night for two adults

Glangwdi Glamping – Brecon, Mid-Wales

Escape to Glangwdi Glamping, a charming family-run site perfectly positioned for an unforgettable stargazing experience amidst the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. Nestled in an idyllic spot with clear, unobstructed skies, this destination offers the ideal setting for observing the celestial wonders above. When you’re not marveling at the twinkling night sky, there are a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. Embark on exhilarating hikes, indulge in leisurely alpaca walks, venture out on mountain biking trails, saddle up for horse riding adventures, or navigate the serene waters through canoeing. 

From £112 per night for four adults

Thornhills Farm – Bridgwater, Somerset

An idyllic dark sky night full of stars can be observed from the camping area at Thornhills Farm, based just outside the village of Othery on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Whether you’re overnighting on the way further down to the West Country or sticking around to explore locally, getting here is easy as the M5 is only 20 minute’s drive away. Keen to get to know Somerset? You’re in the right place, as hereabouts you’re surrounded by the wetland Levels, plus the Mendip Hills and Quantock Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Historic towns including Taunton and Glastonbury are within easy reach, as is coastal Burnham-on-Sea.

From £28 per night for two adults

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