We're lucky here in the UK to have some of the best dark sky areas in the entire world.
A dark sky area is somewhere where it is so dark and there is so little light pollution that you can see the sky incredibly clearly making it excellent for stargazing and other night-time activities.
One of the most incredible sights to spot in the night-time sky would be the Milky Way.
The Milky Way is incredible - it's estimated to contain somewhere in the region of 100 to 400 billion stars, and at least that number of planets. So for us to be able to see this from planet Earth is quite incredible.
We've written extensively about dark sky areas in the UK, and we wanted to highlight specific areas where you get a really great view. We wanted to highlight the best areas to spot the Milky Way from in the UK, let's get into the article:
How to spot the Milky Way
dark night during a new moon period.
These periods happen during the winter months and involve the moon being very dark, making it easier to see everything in the sky.
Best places to see the Milky Way in the UK:
Some of the best places to see the Milky Way in the UK would be from our national parks, many of which have been awarded as dark sky areas. Here are the best parks to visit if you want to see the Milky Way fully: