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Dark Sky Reserves & Discovery Sites

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Penbryn Beach

Owned by the National Trust, Penbryn lies between Tresaith and Llangrannog, two other popular coves linked by the Wales Coast Path and a network of quiet wooded lanes. Dark Skies Discovery Site

Keep Wales TidyNational Trust

 
Piglets in the stockyard

An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake.

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 
Elan Valley

In the heart of the Cambrian mountains, with 72 square miles of stunning scenery to discover on foot, by bike or car. A haven for wildlife and nature, Elan Valley offers year-round opportunities for exploration and outdoor adventure.

In or near Rhayader

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Panorama Walk Viewpoint

Three circular walking trails are waymarked and start from the Hafod Arch car park. The old masonry arch spanning the road was built by Thomas Johnes of Hafod in 1810 to mark the Golden Jubilee of George III.

 
Aberdyfi Beach

The Snowdonia National Park is a special part of the country where people come to relax and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities in spectacular surroundings. It is recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve.

In or near Porthmadog

 
Nataional Park Visitors Centre

The Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre provides information and interpretation for visitors to the area. The centre overlooks the central Brecon Beacons, including Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du and is a Dark Sky Discovery site.

 
National Botanic Garden of Wales

A place of international significance dedicated to conservation, horticulture, science, education, leisure and the arts. As a landmark Millennium project, the Garden of Wales links the history of the last millennium with the present.

In or near Carmarthen

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Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park covers an area of 520 square miles on the border between Mid Wales and South Wales. The area includes Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and is recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve.

In or near Brecon