Ancient monument, the Rollright Stones, received a rare accolade from a partnership of astronomy and environmental organisations.
Dark Sky Discovery status was given to the landmark in a presentation held in Long Compton last month. The presentation was a joint event between The Rollright Trust and Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group (CNAAG).
Dark Sky Discovery status is given to sites with low levels of light pollution and good public access. They are some of the best areas to see the night sky in the UK. Pictured is George Lambrick, head of the Rollright Trust, left, and Robin Smitten, chairman of CNAAG. Picture by Mel Gigg.