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Corgarff Castle Car Park

Corgarff Castle Car Park

Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP

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.


Corgarff Castle Car Park is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 09/08/22

    16° 4%
  • 09/08/22

    13° 3%
  • 10/08/22

    13° 0%
  • 10/08/22

    13° 0%

Weather forecast for Carn Ealasaid (2.4 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Cairngorms National Park

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Glenlivet Blairfindy, Ballindalloch, AB37 9DJ (12.7 miles away)

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  • Beginners Guide to Astrophotography with Steven Gray

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Richmond Memorial Hall - Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET (8.1 miles away)

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  • Family Friendly Informal Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET (8.0 miles away)

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  • Star Party General Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET (8.0 miles away)

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  • Dark Sky Story Walk

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 18:30pm to 20:00pm

    The Carrachs, Ballindalloch, AB37 9JS (7.0 miles away)

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