Dark Sky Parks & Stargazing in Scotland

One of the most magnificent sights in all of nature is the night sky peppered with stars, distant planets and streaking meteors.

Luckily for us, Scotland has some of the largest expanses of dark sky in Europe making it a perfect destination for eager stargazers.  It is also home to Europe's second Dark Sky Park, the first of its kind in the UK, as well a myriad of Dark Sky Discovery Sites. These are places which experience low or practically non-existent levels of light pollution, revealing ink-black skies filled with dazzling stars.

Looking up at the starry sky in Kirroughtree Forest

Image: Kirroughtree Forest

© VisitScotland / David N Anderson

Looking up at the starry sky in Kirroughtree Forest

Image: Kirroughtree Forest

© VisitScotland / David N Anderson

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