The spectacular night skies of the South of Scotland are a must-see for lovers of nature. Light pollution across much of the UK means that many of us have never seen a truly dark sky.

The South of Scotland is home to the UK’s very first Dark Sky Park, the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. But light pollution levels right across the region are low, making it the perfect dark sky destination. So whether you’re an avid astronomer or it’s your first time star gazing, a dark sky should be within easy reach, wherever you choose to stay in South Scotland.

To learn more about the dark skies, why not visit one of our observatories or take a tour with one of our dark sky guides? And don’t forget to follow our Tops Tips for Stargazing.

During the day, you will have so many fun things to choose from. Go for a hike in our stunning hills and forests. Spot some of our spectacular wildlife in one of our wonderful parks. Or simply delight in our gorgeous gardens and coastline!