Barry is one of the best places to see the stars in Wales according to new research conducted by Millets.

The research reveals Barry as the fifth choice location for stargazing and full moon watching within the nation.

The stargazing ranking in Barry is 6.39/10, higher than Bridgend and Caerphilly which both rank a 5.94/10.

The light pollution level is 1.56 mcd/m2, indicating less disturbance to a clear sky view compared to bright cities such as Cardiff.

The air quality index stands at 37.

On May 23, Wales will see the rising of the full 'Flower Moon', signalling the spring season's full bloom.

Millets has suggested that there are optimal times for astronomical enthusiasts to watch celestial events, with the next being on May 23.

Experts suggest that dark sky rural locations, away from urban life, such as Barry, offer clearer views of these occurrences.

In addition to celestial events, visitors are encouraged to engage with stargazing gatherings and scheduled events, saying stargazing is one of the best ways to get outside and connect with nature.

However, people should dress appropriately, wearing appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear when visiting such places.