Snowdonia is a region in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glacial landforms of massive Snowdonia National Park, just 69 miles (111 km) southwest of Liverpool, England. It’s an accredited dark sky reserve, about which the International Dark Sky Association has said: “Nowhere else has achieved comparable success in recognizing the value of night time darkness and taking concrete steps to safeguard it for future generations.” While the pristine dark skies above the park are certainly helped by a local dedication to preserving darkness in the area, they are ensured by the fact that north Wales is naturally one of the darkest places in Britain. Camping is also available at a selection of tent, RV, and boat campsites throughout the park. For more information, please visit online or call Snowdonia National Park Authority at 01766 770274.
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