Castlehill Heritage Centre

Castletown, Caithness, KW14 8TG

Location description

Car park and regular location for stargazing events by Caithness Astronomy Group.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/10/17
19:00
10°
9%
23/10/17
22:00
2%
24/10/17
01:00
13%
24/10/17
04:00
57%
Weather forecast for Dunnet Bay - Murkle Bay/dunnet (beach) (1.19 miles away) updated 23/10/17 at 00:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Castlehill Heritage Centre

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 3 events with the last one being on 24th March 2017 organised by Caithness Astronomical Group.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Castlehill Heritage Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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