04 December 2015 The night sky above Snowdonia National Park has been granted dark sky status Snowdonia National Park has become Wales’ second destination to be awarded dark sky status. It joins the Brecon Beacons to become one of only ten locations worldwide to be designated as an international dark sky reserve. Dark sky status is only awarded to locations with the highest quality of night air making them ideal for stargazing. Emyr Williams, Chief Executive of Snowdonia National Park Authority said “receiving this designation is very good news for the residents, businesses, visitors and the wildlife of Snowdonia,” Mr Williams went on to say “the quality of the environment will be protected, there will be a new natural attraction to attract new visitors to Snowdonia on quiet periods of the year, the local economy will be improved and the dark sky above Snowdonia will be protected for future generations.” Find out more about Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Colourful Portmeirion According to Tripadvisor, its the UK's most colourful place. Wild adventures in Wales Preseli Venture owner Sophie Hurst explores a range of options for wild adventures in Wales. Active in Snowdonia Inspirational ideas to get you active in the Snowdonia National Park. Welsh hill farming Gareth Wyn Jones, the celebrity farmer's introduction to the Welsh hill farming experience. Portmeirion A family trip to Portmerion. All aboard the No.6 train This September, take the train to Festival No.6 and have a taste of Black Grape.