A popular outdoor location in Somerset has been named the third-best spot to go stargazing in the whole of the UK.

Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve featured in third place on a list of 10 locations from the photography retailer Jessops.

Discussing the creation of the list the site wrote: "Whether you're a newcomer eager to marvel at the Milky Way or simply seeking a break from city lights to admire the night sky's beauty, stargazing offers something special for everyone.

"But where are the best stargazing spots in the UK?

"To answer that question and help you decide on your next trip, we've compiled a list of the UK's dark sky parks, reserves, and islands. We've then ranked the top 10 stargazing locations based on the number of stargazing events, viewing locations across the region and accommodation."

The full list of the top 10 stargazing spots can be found on the Jessops website here.

What was said about Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve?

The Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve is located around the Exmoor National Park and it's at night when the "magic truly happens" due to minimal light pollution.

Jessops wrote: "The best time to visit is late October, when the skies are at their darkest. Plus, the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival usually runs throughout October and is packed with plenty of events and activities, like astrophotography walks and talks designed for beginners to stargazing.

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"The park offers 13 accommodation options, most of which have undergone dark skies training and have been accredited as Dark Sky Friendly businesses.

"This training is all about keeping light pollution low so you get the best possible views of the night sky."

Northumberland Dark Sky Park was ranked as the best stargazing spot in the UK, whilst the South Downs Dark Sky Reserve was in second spot.