If you've been thrilled by the drama of the Perseid meteor shower, head to one of these dark sky glamping sites from Campsites.co.uk for a short break spotting stars and distant galaxies. Remember to take a blanket to lie on, warm clothes and download a star gazing app to help you identify the incredible nighttime sights.

The UK's newest Dark Sky Reserve is the South Downs, which was given the award in May 2016. For the best views climb Ditchling Beacon, one of the highest points on the Downs and an official dark sky discovery site where visitors are rewarded with views of far-off stars and galaxies. To cap this incredible experience stay at the amazing Blackberry Wood, where the glamping includes a curvy cabin, double decker bus, helicopter and a fairytale treehouse.

Combine a stargazing weekend for beginners at Fort Victoria Country Park, near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, with a glamping stay at Tom's Eco Lodge. The weekend course (September 30 to October 2, £50) is hosted by night sky experts at the Island Planetarium and includes introductory talks and plenty of star spotting. Stay in a safari tent at nearby Tom's Eco Lodge where the camping luxuries include a barbecue and pizza oven, and guests can collect fresh eggs for breakfast.

With some of the lowest levels of light pollution in the UK, Exmoor was named Europe's first International Dark Sky Reserve in 2013, so the starlit scenery here is unbeatable. A popular stargazing location is Wimbleball Lake, where there is a scenic lakeside and clear, big sky views. Choose one of the luxury bell tents at nearby Exmoor Camping and Glamping and enjoy the peace of an adults-only site in an isolated spot - perfect for catching up on sleep after a night time of star spotting.