Stargazing in Galloway Dark Sky Park

Find places to stargaze in this region

Go stargazing in Galloway Dark Sky Park and enjoy amazing views of fantastic dark skies. The region covers 300 square miles that have been protected from light pollution. On moonless nights the Milky Way can be seen stretching from one horizon to the other. Thousands more stars are visible compared to a typical town or city. On the outskirts of the park you will find the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory - a beacon of public stargazing events.

Stargazing locations in Galloway Dark Sky Park

The map below shows places to go stargazing in Galloway 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 Galloway Dark Sky Park

Bruce’s Stone

Loch Trool, Near Bargrennan, DG8

Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

Clatteringshaws House, Near New Galloway, DG7 3SQ

Glentrool Visitor Centre

Glentrool, Near Bargrennan, DG8 6SZ

Loch Braden

Galloway Forest Park, Tallaminnock, KA19 7NT

Loch Doon Castle

Loch Doon Castle, Craigmalloch, KA6 7QE

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, KA6 7PZ

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