Slains Castle Car Park

Cruden Bay, Errolston, AB42 0PW

Location description

Enjoy fabulous views across the North Sea with Slains Castle ruins making excellent foreground for aurora and astro-photos! Also check out the nearby Cruden Bay Beach which makes for an excellent location to spot shooting stars. Our thanks to our Twitter follower @yorkshirecheryl for sharing this location with us!


Aurora viewpoint

This location has been identified as a great site to spot Aurora with relatively low light pollution and clear horizons towards the North.


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

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Weather forecast for Peterhead Lido (beach) (5.67 miles away) updated 19/10/18 at 16:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural 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 Slains Castle Car Park

This location's rural 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 Slains Castle Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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