Stargazing in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

Find places to stargaze in this region

In November 2018 the International Dark Sky Association awarded the Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Dark Sky Park with "Gold Tier" status in recognition of its incredible night skies and efforts to reduce light pollution.

With support from the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership the project worked closely with distilleries, farms, Moray District Council and households to change outdoor lighting and so protect the dark skies for future generations to enjoy.

For more details see the official Cairngorms Dark Sky Park website.

Stargazing locations in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

The map below shows places to go stargazing in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park including observatories, officially recognised dark sky locations and recommended sites. We very much welcome suggestions if you'd like to contact us.

List of stargazing locations in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

Corgarff Castle Car Park

Corgarff, Strathdon, AB36 8YP

Glenlivet Blairfindy

Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, AB37 9DJ

The Carrachs

Chapeltown, Ballindalloch, AB37 9JS

The Field of Hope Car Park

Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

The Well of Lecht Car Park

A939 Old Military Road, Tomintoul, AB37

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