Did you know that on a clear night above the Brecon Beacons stargazers are able to see the Milky Way, as well as numerous major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers? In fact, the Brecon Beacons has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK – making us the perfect destination to visit to get a better view of the night sky.
The Brecon Beacons Park Authority teamed up with the Brecon Beacons Park Society to apply to the International Dark-Sky Association to become Wales’ first International Dark Sky Reserve.
This highly prestigious status – given to only a handful of international destinations – would create new opportunities for tourism and the local economy, help our residents and visitors enjoy them and preserve our magical night skies for future generations. It would also help protect a whole host of nocturnal creatures that need dark nights to forage, hunt and migrate.
You can find out more about the International Dark Sky Reserve on the Brecon Beacons Park Authority pages. Here you can also find the Top 10 places to see Dark Skies, that are easily accessible and where there are Star Gazing events being organised.