Stargazing is a hobby where participants enjoy observing celestial objects in the sky using the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescopes. Wales boasts some of the best places in the world to go stargazing, with a number of Dark Sky Discovery sites and International Dark Sky Reserves. Make the most of clear, frosty skies in winter, or warm evenings of summer to enjoy the light show. Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are labelled as some of the best spots in Wales to stargaze.
West Wales offers some of the best unpolluted night skies in the UK, perfect for stargazing. Jupiter’s moons and the Orion nebula are both visible through a large pair of binoculars but there is plenty to spot without one. Or, if lucky, spot the International Space Station pass overhead, best seen at dusk.
The UK Dark Sky Discovery Partnership has identified some of the best stargazing sites in the area which include the National Botanical Gardens of Wales and Broadhaven South car park, Kete and Martins Haven National Trust car parks, and Newgale, Penbryn and Poppit Sands beaches.
Now that the nights are drawing in, we have the best possible opportunity to witness the spectacular sight of twinkling stars. It is probably one of the most romantic experiences in West Wales and what better way to spend an evening than with a loved one under a sparkling sky.
Discover some of our beautiful properties in Ceredigion, perfect for star gazing.