The Field of Hope Car Park

The Field of Hope Car Park

Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9ET

The Fields of Hope car park is placed in a very accessible location just outside Tomintoul with excellent all round views of the sky. The local street lights have been replaced with dark sky friendly units enabling excellent viewing of the exceptionally dark skies above. In November 2018 the location received official recognition as a Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park.


The Field of Hope Car Park is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 01/12/23

    -9° 1%
  • 01/12/23

    -9° 2%
  • 02/12/23

    -10° 2%
  • 02/12/23

    -9° 1%

Weather forecast for Tomintoul (0.3 miles away) updated 30/11/23 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lhanbryde Community Centre, Elgin, IV30 8QQ (27.2 miles away)

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  • Stargazing Evening at Howe of Torbeg

    Friday 8th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Howe of Torbeg, Ballater, AB35 5XL (14.9 miles away)

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  • Geminid Meteor Shower Viewing in Tomintoul

    Wednesday 13th December 2023 from 18:30pm to 20:00pm

    Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, Tomintoul, AB37 9ET (0.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing Evening at Howe of Torbeg

    Friday 15th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Howe of Torbeg, Ballater, AB35 5XL (14.9 miles away)

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 5th January 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lhanbryde Community Centre, Elgin, IV30 8QQ (27.2 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Hideaway Under the Stars

    Dunbalen, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9NL (14.0 miles away)

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  • Howe of Torbeg

    Glen Gairn, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XL (14.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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