Morton Castle and Loch

Morton Castle and Loch

Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5EH

Getting to this location is an adventure in itself however any effort is well rewarded with the castle ruins making an amazing foreground to any Aurora photo and dark skies above.  Note this location is poorly signposted so plan your trip thoroughly and arrive during daylight.


Morton Castle and Loch 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

  • 24/05/24

    12° 11%
  • 24/05/24

    11° 13%
  • 25/05/24

    10° 6%
  • 25/05/24

    8%

Weather forecast for Thornhill (dumfries & Galloway) (2.1 miles away) updated 24/05/24 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Tuesday 1st October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (12.8 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Wednesday 2nd October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (12.8 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Thursday 3rd October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (12.8 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Friday 4th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (12.8 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Saturday 5th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (12.8 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Crawick Multiverse

    Crawick, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, DG4 6ET (10.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

    Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1PE (25.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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