【United Kingdom】Where to see the Northern Lights 🌌

Did you know that you don’t have to go to Iceland or Finland to watch the northern lights?!

Yup, that’s right. You can actually see them even if you are in UK. Here are some of the places that have a good chance of seeing the Northern lights:

Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are on the same latitude as Norway’s Scavenger and Alaska’s Nunivak Islands, which meant that there is a chance of getting a glimpse of the northern lights!

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Image: Visit Scotland

Popular locations include Aberdeenshire, Moray Coast, Cairngorm mountains and Galloway Forest Park.

Lake District

Located in Northwest England, the Lake District is a popular holiday destination and hotspot for capturing the northern lights.

Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights in the UK and what is the best time to see them?

The Northern Lights photgraphed over Derwentwater, near Keswick in the Lake District on October 8 2015 Image from Telegraph


You can go to Kielder Water and Forest Park around March or Berwick-on-Tweed around September to watch the northern lights.

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Image: ITV

South West England

Even though the chances maybe a bit slim, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see it.

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Taken from Exmoor National Park

Image: Brandon Cheng

Other hotspots include Cornwall and St Agnes.

To check whether there is any aurora activities in the UK, you can visit Aurora Watch UK for more information.

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10 thoughts on “【United Kingdom】Where to see the Northern Lights 🌌

  1. kelseysimmonsschmitt says:

    This is so amazing! Gorgeous pictures!! My husband and I are visiting in the summer. I will definitely have to look into this!


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