There are so many places in the Uk that are amazing for stargazing! We live near galloway forest which is supposed to be one of the darkest places in europe. My son and I go out for a stargazing trip every other week and love it.
We wrote a blog entry here about a book we read that helped us identify stars and constellations: http://astronomygroup.science/index.php/2015/04/28/stargazing-for-beginners/
It's worth a good read for everybody who's interested in space!