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Stargazing in South West Scotland

Stargazing in South West Scotland is very special: Galloway Forest Park is a Dark Sky Park, designated by the International Dark-Sky Association, since 2009.

The skies here are rare and breathtaking, bejewelled with stars, planets and meteors. In addition, the vast area has a low population density, which is excellent news for those who love stargazing in pristine conditions.

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Stargazing events in South West Scotland

  • Ayrshire Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 23rd May 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Kyle Academy, Ayr, KA7 3LR

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

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

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

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

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

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

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF

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  • Galloway Gathering – Autumn 2022

    Monday 21st November 2022 from 12:00pm to Monday 28th November 2022 12:00pm

    Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site, Newton Stewart, DG8 9DB

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

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

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

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

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 14th February 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 14th March 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF

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  • Galloway Gathering – Spring 2023

    Saturday 18th March 2023 from 12:00pm to Friday 24th March 2023 12:00pm

    Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site, Newton Stewart, DG8 9DB

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Stargazing locations in South West Scotland

  • Bruce’s Stone

    Loch Trool, Near Bargrennan, Wigtownshire, DG8

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Caldrons Woodlands

    Loch Trool, Glentrool, Wigtownshire, DG8

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

    Clatteringshaws House, Near New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 3SQ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Glentrool Visitor Centre

    Glentrool, Near Bargrennan, Wigtownshire, DG8 6SZ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre

    Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 7BE

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Loch Braden

    Galloway Forest Park, Tallaminnock, Ayrshire, KA19 7NT

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Loch Doon Castle

    Loch Doon Castle, Craigmalloch, Ayrshire, KA6 7QE

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Moffat Community Observatory

    Old Carlisle Road, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9QJ

    Observatory

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  • Moffat Dark Sky Town

    Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway, Dumfriesshire, DG10

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Morton Castle and Loch

    Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5EH

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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Stargazing accommodation in South West Scotland

  • Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site

    Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 9DB

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Galloway Astronomy Centre

    Craiglemine Cottage, Glasserton, Wigtownshire, DG8 8NE

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

    Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1PE

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Woodfoot Cottage – Gatehouse of Fleet

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 2BJ

    Stay & Gaze

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