Stargazing in Dumfries and Galloway

First Dark Sky in Europe!

Since November 2009 The Galloway Forest Park in Dumfries and Galloway (just a short drive from the Park!) has been home to the First Dark Sky in Europe.  With some of the clearest night skies it is the perfect place to star gaze.

It is the largest forest park in Britain, at 300 sq miles, and is the ideal place to explore in the daytime, with ancient woodland and stunning valleys.  But at night, it is one of the best spots in the UK to stargaze with the naked eye; thousands of stars and even the Milky Way are all visible without the use of a telescope.

Identified sites for the best views across the park include Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, Glentrool Visitor Centre, Bruce’s Stone, Caldons woodlands and Kirroughtree Visitor Centre.

For all the latest Dark Sky Park News and upcoming events, please visit the Forestry Commission Scotland Dark Skies web pages.

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Coastal Kippford (aka Kippford Holiday Park)