Corgarff Castle Car Park

Corgarff, Strathdon, AB36 8YP

Location description

Originally a noble residence, Corgarff became an army base for hunting down Jacobite sympathisers and, later, whisky smugglers. The location benefits from little if no light pollution and thus is an excellent spot from where to explore the dark skies above.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

20/11/17
18:00
24%
20/11/17
21:00
91%
21/11/17
00:00
93%
21/11/17
03:00
83%
Weather forecast for Carn Ealasaid (2.38 miles away) updated 20/11/17 at 20:00.

Location light pollution

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

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Corgarff Castle Car Park

This location's dark site 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.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Corgarff Castle Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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