Stargazing in Scotland

Scotland's wild and untouched landscapes are some of the most breathtaking in the U.K. One of the greatest benefits of this is how little light pollution Scotland suffers, and some of the greatest stargazing spots can be found here.

Galloway Forest Park was given the honour of being the first dark sky park in the U.K. back in 2009.  It maintains a reputation for being one of the top spots in the country to see the full grandeur of the night sky.  At certain times throughout the year you can experience guided talks of the stars from guest speakers.

Loch Doon features the World's only public use observatory in a Dark Sky Park.  With Scotland's crystal clear skies it is possible to make out the Andromeda Galaxy with the naked eye, and (if you are are very lucky) at select times of the year you can bear witness to the majesty of the Northern Lights.

Farm Stay features properties in or near Dark Sky areas across Scotland, so if you are planning a stargazing holiday then start with the properties below!

 

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The Mews Apartment at Daviot Lodge

Daviot, Inverness-shire

This bijou first floor apartment for one or two persons is ideally situated for Highland touring. Only 10...

Visit Scotland 4 * rating
£275 -£550 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-2 in 1 Unit
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The Beltie Byre

Auldgirth, Dumfries

Enjoy a peaceful break at the Beltie Byre self catering cottage, set on our organic working farm amid...

Visit Scotland 4 * rating
£350 -£650 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-8 in 1 Unit
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Easter Dalziel Farm

Inverness, Inverness-shire

Cosy, traditional cottages. Come and visit our family farm and see our friendly hairy highland cows! Central...

Visit Scotland 3 * rating
£400 -£675 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-6 in 3 Units
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Airhouses

Lauder, Scottish Borders

Self catering with a difference! Five exceptional lodges set in 600 acres of farmland. Ensuite bathrooms and...

Visit Scotland 5 * rating
£350 -£2500 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-10 in 5 Units
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Craigievern Holiday Cottage

Loch Lomond & Trossachs , Stirlingshire

Craigievern Holiday Cottage is a spacious 4 Bedroom cottage set in the heart of a Beef, Sheep, Poultry & Pig...

£850 -£1100 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-8 in 1 Unit
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Railway Crossing Cottage

Anstruther, Fife

A charming detached stone cottage, with its own private hot tub, originally a crossing keeper's cottage on...

£510 -£775 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-4 in 1 Unit
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Culligran Cottages

Beauly, Inverness-shire

Experience the magic of Glen Strathfarrar, Scotland's secret glen, while staying on this family owned and...

Visit Scotland 2 * rating to 3 * rating
£260 -£580 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
5-7 in 5 Units
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Leanach Farm

Inverness, Inverness-shire

Leanach Farm enjoys grand views overlooking the Culloden Viaduct and the Nairn Valley. Situated just 6 miles...

Visit Scotland 4 * rating
£60 -£90 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 3 Rooms
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Caithness View Luxury Farm Lodges

Wick, Highlands & Islands of Scotland

Two deluxe lodges each sleep up to 6 and include a shower room, living area with sofa bed, kitchen, double...

£140 -£155 per unit/pitch per night
Type:
Glamping & Camping
Units/Pitches :
2
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Daviot Lodge

Daviot, Inverness-shire

Luxury award winning B&B close to Inverness, convenient for touring all areas of the Highlands. Loch Ness,...

AA Visit Scotland 5 * rating
£73 -£140 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 7 Rooms
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