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Discover the Dark Skies of South West Scotland

Discover the Beauty of the Night Sky

in South West Scotland

South West Scotland is the perfect destination for lovers of the dark sky. The region has some of the lowest levels of light pollution in the UK so it’s the ideal place for stargazing.

The region is home to Galloway International Dark Sky Park, the first of its kind in the UK, and to the internationally recognised Dark Sky Community at Moffat.

You don’t have to be an expert in astronomy either. We have guides and observatories where you can learn about and experience the night sky. Check out the list of local events on GoStargazing’s website. Or you can just come and enjoy the spectacular night skies for yourselves. Check out our Top Tips for Stargazing.

But we’re sure that once you’ve seen the incredible dark skies in South West Scotland, you’ll want to come back again and again.

 
 
 

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Gorilla Campers Scotland

Camping and Caravans
Glasgow
Sleeps 4
Gorilla Campers Scotland are a small family run company based in the West of Scotland. Our family love to travel and go on adventures in our own personal van.

Galloway Activity Centre Accommodation

Self Catering
Loch Ken
Sleeps 83
A wide range of different accommodation on offer from budget bunkhouse rooms to luxury off grid eco-bothies.

Hensol Estate Holidays

Camping and Caravans
Mossdale
enjoy the tranquility of the country side, whilst camping under the stars of the UK’s first Dark Skies Park on the edge of the Galloway Forest within Dumfries & Galloway.

Motorhomejourney.com

Camping and Caravans
Whithorn
Sleeps 4
Start your amazing trip around the South West of Scotland in this amazing motorhome.

Glenapp Castle

Hotels and Inns
Ballantrae
Sleeps 34
Once inside our luxury 5 star castle hotel a world of Victorian splendour is yours. A place to be inspired, reflect, recharge and reconnect

Scotts Trails Motorhome Hire

Camping and Caravans
Newton Stewart
Sleeps 6
experience the stunning sights that Scotland has to offer, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. With breathtaking views around each and every corner.

Slogarie Estate

Self Catering
Castle Douglas
Sleeps 10
With woodland walks; scenic cycle routes and local lochs there are no shortage of places to explore. We are in a Dark Skies National Park and are surrounded by nature and our own private 70 acres.

Border Escapes Motorhome Hire

Camping and Caravans
Gretna Green
Sleeps 4
Looking for a holiday...? Why not try a luxury motorhome getaway?

Garheugh Farm Holiday Cottage

Self Catering
Port William
Sleeps 4
A  traditional stone cottage standing in it's own gardens with lovely open views over the shores of Luce Bay.

Garroch Glen Shepherds Huts

Self Catering
St. Johns Town of Dalry
Sleeps 2
Calm your mind, soothe your soul and reconnect yourself with nature! Garroch Glen Woodland Retreats in Dumfries and Galloway - Scotlands best kept secret!

Solway Coast Motorhome Hire

Camping and Caravans
Dumfries
Sleeps 6
Luxurious motorhome hire in the South West of Scotland

Knockinaam House

Self Catering
Mull of Galloway
Sleeps 8
Knockinaam House  has everything you need for a lovely, relaxing family holiday or a romantic break

Barnharrow Holiday Pods

Camping and Caravans
Kirkcowan
Sleeps 2
Experience the stunning, rugged beauty of the Galloway wilderness in complete comfort!

New Galloway Holiday Cottages

Self Catering
New Galloway
Sleeps 8
Our two luxury and contemporary self-catering cottages are the perfect base for holidays in Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland.

Sea View Snugs at Laggan

B&B / Guest house
Gatehouse-of-Fleet
Escape and connect with nature, connect with yourself and connect with life's simple pleasures in our Sea View Snugs.

Glenquicken Farm

Self Catering
Creetown
Glenquicken is a working farm with sheep, horses, hens, pedigree Galloway cattle and working dogs. We also run a trout fishery. 

Ross Bay Retreat

Self Catering
Kirkcudbright
Sleeps 4
A quartet of self catering holiday cottages set up alongside the working farm at Ross Bay. Refurbished to a high standard, our pet friendly cottages are a home from home.

The Wee Cottage.

Self Catering
Moffat
Sleeps 4
A luxury cosy and romantic retreat. The Wee cottage, Solway Place is in the heart of the conservation town of Moffat in Dumfriesshire, Southern Scotland.

Pirleyhill Pods

Camping and Caravans
Girvan
Sleeps 2
A luxury glamping pod experience. Each pod also has its own private hot tub.

Kirkbride Farm Holiday Cottages

Self Catering
Port Logan
Sleeps 28
With large fishing ponds, a wild boar park, ancient woodland and spectacular views of the sea and rolling countryside stretching to the Galloway Hills and beyond. T

Penninghame Estate

Self Catering
Newton Stewart
Penninghame House and Gardens  on the Penninghame Estate is a luxury holiday destination in Dumfries and Galloway.

Wigwam Holidays Wigtown

Camping and Caravans
Wigtown
Sleeps 4
The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Wake up with the cows and sheep grazing quietly in the adjacent field.

Rockhall

B&B / Guest house
Dumfries
Sleeps 6
a 16th century Tower House set in an idyllic location, well situated for exploring Southwest Scotland.

Hillhead Farm Pods

Camping and Caravans
Auldgirth
Sleeps 4
whether it be a romantic country getaway or a time to relax and unwind with your nearest & dearest, Hillhead Farm can provide a beautiful view and a cosy farm setting.

Craigadam Self Catering Cottage

Self Catering
Castle Douglas
Sleeps 6
Craigadam Self Catering Cottage makes for a perfect, romantic location for honeymoons, celebrations and family breaks alike.  

Solway View Holidays

Camping and Caravans
Kirkcudbright
Sleeps 5
We offer an ideal destination for individuals, couples, well behaved groups & families to enjoy a wonderful Wigwam, Camping and Caravan holiday.

Craigadam Country House Hotel B&B

B&B / Guest house
Castle Douglas
 Our rooms are all individually themed, taking inspiration from Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Queen Victoria, among others.

Up-Yonder Holiday Cottage

Self Catering
Glen Luce
Sleeps 7
Surrounded by farmland on the hill overlooking the village of Glen Luce you really will feel away from it all when you’re “Up Yonder.”

Elsay May Lodges

Self Catering
Turnberry
Sleeps 8
Cosy up on those long dark nights, in front of the little Hygge woodburning stove, and enjoy your favourite tipple or a hot drink from the stove kettle as the flames flicker.

Dialknowe Holiday Cottages

Self Catering
Wanlockhead
Sleeps 6
Incredibly peaceful with amazing views of the hills throughout the day and beautiful clear skies at night.

Queensberry House

B&B / Guest house
Moffat
Sleeps 6
Queensberry House is a charming three-room bed and breakfast – just for grownups – in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.

Cavens Country House

Hotels and Inns
Kirkbean
Sleeps 14
Romantic, quirky and independently run, we combine the best of boutique hotel accommodation with the relaxed feel of staying with good friends.

Faldarroch Farm

Self Catering
Whithorn
Sleeps 5
Faldarroch Farm is i an unspoilt example of a complete Victorian small dairy farm, dating from the late Improvement era

Rosebank & Newbreeze, Port Logan Holiday Cottage

Self Catering
Port Logan
Sleeps 6
With a glass of wine, the fresh sea air you can relax and watch the sun setting over the sea – just what holidays are all about.

Loch Doon Caravan and Camping Park

Camping and Caravans
Loch Doon
The site offers the perfect location for a quiet, relaxing break or for a fun filled action packed family adventure all surrounded by the famous Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.

Signature Wagens Camper Hire South West Scotland

Camping and Caravans
Castle Douglas
Sleeps 5
EXPLORE SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND WITH ITS SOUTH WEST COASTAL 300 ROUTE AND BEYOND WITH OUR LITTLE CAMPER!   Finally a chance to escape and explore a little.

Marthrown of Mabie

Self Catering
Dumfries
Sleeps 26
Marthrown is a place to "dream and get away"

Glenhoul Brae Holiday Cottage

Self Catering
St. Johns Town of Dalry
Sleeps 10
A new build eco home, Glenhoul Brae Holiday Home is located in an elevated position with spectacular views over the Galloway Forest Park.

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Holiday Cottages

Self Catering
Mull of Galloway
Sleeps 6
Lighthouse holiday cottages at the most Southerly Point of Scotland.

Lochinch Castle Holiday Cottages

Self Catering
Stranraer
Sleeps 12
These beautifully renovated self-catering cottages retain many of their original historic features and offer stylish quality accommodation in a peaceful and private setting.

Arbigland Estate

Self Catering
Nithsdale
Sleeps 31
From the luxury of the House on the Shore, bed & breakfast accommodation to the comfort of our self catering log chalets. We would love you to come and stay.

Craiglemine Cottage Caravan

Camping and Caravans
Monreith
Sleeps 6
has a great location on the beautiful Galloway coast with sandy beaches only a few 100m away. The generally calm waters of Luce Bay are great for swimming and windsurfers

The Roundhouse

Self Catering
Creetown
Sleeps 2
From the large panoramic windows in The Roundhouse enjoy stunning views and beautiful sunsets over Wigtown Bay. Breathe in the fresh sea air by taking a stroll down by the shore.

The Outdoor Hotel

Self Catering
Auldgirth
Sleeps 12
Here at the Outdoor Hotel we offer a chance to get back to basics, enjoy the simple style of living from a bygone era and recharge your batteries one sunset at a time.

Craigengillan Estate

Self Catering
Dalmellington
Sleeps 6
"Where natures magic grows" Nestled deep within the grounds of Craigengillan Estate sit two beautifully restored cottages and our Glamping Pods

Selkirk Arms Hotel

Hotels and Inns
Kirkcudbright
Sleeps 35
Welcome to the Selkirk Arms Hotel, where comfortable accommodation, good food, friendly service and a warm welcome await.

Cally Palace Hotel

Hotels and Inns
Gatehouse-of-Fleet
Sleeps 110
You can step back to a time of period style and elegance while enjoying all the modern comforts of a four-star golf hotel.

Balnab Farm Self Catering Holidays

Self Catering
Whithorn
The perfect place for families who just want to relax and know the kids are safe or even for couples in the beautiful shepherds hut.

Little Laight Cottage

Self Catering
Cairnryan
Sleeps 6
Little Laight offers the perfect getaway for those seeking, solitude, tranquility, peace and quiet.
 

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