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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

  • 09/08/22

    22° 4%
  • 09/08/22

    16° 4%
  • 10/08/22

    13° 0%
  • 10/08/22

    10° 1%

Weather forecast for Thornhill (dumfries & Galloway) (2.1 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 13th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (15.9 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 11th October 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (15.9 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 8th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (15.9 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 13th December 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (15.9 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 10th January 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (15.9 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

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

    Stay & Gaze

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