The Elan Valley in Mid Wales has International Dark Sky Park status - on clear nights you can see stars, planets and constellations. It offers some of the best places in the world to go stargazing, so why not take a trip or holiday to stop, look up and enjoy the wonder of the night sky.

Whether it’s on your own, with a friend or with the whole family, we’ve hand-picked some amazing places to stay that are in prime stargazing positions.

The Elan Valley Country House Hotel has breath-taking scenery and is a paradise for stargazing, walking, pony trekking, watching birds, fishing, photography or visit Cwm Elan/Elan Valley Visitor Centre - a designated International Dark Sky Park.

Or cosy cottages like Highbrook Farm Cottage,  Forest Cottage and Wildmeadow Cottage nestled in the Dark Sky Reserves of the picturesque Elan Valley. They are also an ideal base for discovering historic Carreg Cennen CastleLlanerchaeron Traditional Welsh Estate or the beautiful National Botanic Garden of Wales.

For an eco friendly experience why not stay in Strawberry Skys Yurts, a secluded dog-friendly glamping spot near Llanfair Caereinion. Keep cosy inside with a log burning stove, or sit and stargaze by your own camp fire. If you prefer caravans and camping, take a look at Woodlands Caravan & Camping Park. It’s an ideal stargazing spot and is just a 5 minute walk from the stunning Devils Bridge Falls.

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