Magical, starry skies in the heart of Wales

The Cambrian Mountains is in the very heart of Wales. Far away from cities and towns, the skies sparkle with a million diamonds. With one International Dark Sky Park and nine Dark Sky Discovery Sites, come and experience the magic for yourself.

A starry surprise, from sunset to sunrise

Bathe in the fiery hues of a Cambrian sunset. Watch the glittering stars emerge, one by one, as the skies deepen to rich shades of blue. Listen to the call of the Tawny Owl and the sounds of night. We have picked the best locations in the Cambrian Mountains for your unforgettable adventure.

Discover the cosmic Cambrian Mountains

We have lovingly hand-picked the best places to make your stay an unforgettable one, day or night.

Welcome to Cambrian Mountains Dark Skies

The Cambrian Mountains of Wales contain some of the darkest night skies in Europe. Visit the Cambrian Mountains to discover the constellations and the heritage of galaxies, near and far away and enjoy the Milky Way in all its splendour. Many fascinating species are more active during twilight and overnight, with landscapes familiar to people during the day offering up new insight and excitement as the sun goes down.

Top 10 Sunset Places

A sunset is fuel for the soul. Well, that's what we believe in the Cambrian Mountains. Visit our amazing top sites during Golden Hour and fill up!

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Top 10 Nature Places

Whether you are into plant or animal, our nature places are recognised for their species-richness. Visit our top wildlife sites and marvel at what there is to discover.

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Top 10 Dark Sky Places

We are so proud of our pristine, dark skies here in the Cambrian Mountains. Find out the best places to stargaze, far away from man-made light pollution.

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Dark Sky Discovery Sites Interactive Map

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Where Should You Stay?

Quiet campsites, cosy cottages, beautiful B&Bs…we have them all. This is the place for you to start planning your star spangled-stay in the cosmic Cambrian Mountains.

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Discover the Latest News

The place to find out what’s happening in the night sky with our monthly guide and more…

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Getting Started

Want to know how to start recognising constellations in the night sky? Or what equipment to use? We will help you get started on your night sky adventure…

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Dark Skies Photo Feed

We would love all of our visitors to share their experiences and photos of the dark skies. Share your images with us on instagram using the hashtag #CambrianMountainsDarkSkies and add to our image feed that you see below.