International Dark Sky Reserve
Leyburn DL8 3EL
Yorkshire Dales was designated a National Park in 1954 to recognize its natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitats, and rich cultural heritage with outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation. The park also has fantastic open vistas of the night sky. Its dark skies are one of the things that make the Yorkshire Dales so special. With large areas completely free from local light pollution easily accessed by public roads, it’s a fantastic place to stargaze.