Discover the magic of the night skies and bright stars at the Dark Skies Festival in the North York Moors. One of nature’s natural wonders, there is nothing more calming than a star filled sky. The North York Moors National Park is a stargazer's paradise and the annual Dark Skies Festival provides an ideal opportunity to discover, learn and enjoy the dark and the stars you can see.
The North York Moors National Park is a designated International Dark Sky reserve, and every year they host a spectacular festival, celebrating the marvels of the night sky providing an opportunity for people to get out and appreciate our starry skies. With some of the best skies in the country, you could see almost 2,000 stars twinkling above you.
The Dark Skies festival will run from the 18 February to the 6 March and has become increasingly popular with a whole host of events running at various locations.
Here are some of the highlights of what you can expect this year. For full details on the whole programme of events click here.