A beauty spot in Cornwall has been named one of the best places in the UK for star gazing, according to new research.

With the Cornwall, and the UK in general, having some of the clearest skies in Europe stargazing has becoming increasingly popular over the last year.

Search terms such as ‘telescope for stargazing’ (+160%) and ‘stargazing pods’ (+110%) have seen an increase in the past 12 months, and holiday lettings company holidaycottages.co.uk has revealed the best places for stargazing in the UK.

Bodmin Moor has been revealed as one of the best places in Britain for people to see the night sky in a way that is just not possible in cities and other built-up areas.

Falmouth Packet: The Milky Way's galactic edge as seen from Kynance Cove. Picture: Marcus JoseThe Milky Way's galactic edge as seen from Kynance Cove. Picture: Marcus Jose

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Having been the first area of outstanding natural beauty to be designated as a 'Dark Sky Park,' Bodmin Moor offers visitors a view of the night sky that is almost impossible to achieve in areas where light pollution blocks out most of stars and planets that can be seen from earth.

Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at holidaycottages.co.uk said: "It’s amazing to see how many places there are in the UK to stargaze, from Scotland all the way to Cornwall.

"It’s the perfect experience for those enjoying a staycation as stargazing definitely offers UK holiday-goers a unique and unforgettable activity!"

Another great spot in Cornwall to take in stunning views of the cosmos is Kynance Cove, located on the Lizard Peninsula, where many visitors have previously been able to see the Milky Way's galactic edge on nights when conditions are just right.