Galloway Astronomy Centre

Dark Skies
The location for anyone wanting to see thousands of stars in a dark sky.

About Galloway Astronomy Centre

The location for anyone wanting to see thousands of stars in a dark sky.
There are few places in the UK where you can clearly see the Milky Way and also the Andromeda Galaxy with just your eyes.

The Galloway Astronomy Centre is such a place.

Located approximately 20 miles south of the Internationally recognised Gold Award Dark Sky Park at the Galloway Forest.

Our beautiful night sky is free of light pollution making viewing the wonders of the night sky an unforgettable experience.

One big advantage of the Galloway Astronomy Centre
over other observatories is that after stargazing there is no travelling on unlit or icy roads, your warm accommodation is only a short walk away. Find out more here

We can also offer you further accommodation just down the road at Monreith. Click Here for more information

Whatever you’re interested in, be it Astronomy or you just want to experience seeing a sky full of stars, we can take you on a journey around our Solar System and far beyond to see the many wonders of the Universe.

Everything you need for star gazing is on site.

Not only does our Observatory house a 16 inch reflecting telescope but we also offer you warm and comfortable accommodation in the cottage.

Night sky tours are available to non residents too.
Please bring warm clothes, coats and hats with you – it can be cold at night at any time of the year.

Do you have a star named after you? Just let us know the details and we can advise the best time of year to visit to see your star.

Our primary aim at the Centre is to ensure guests get maximum enjoyment from a visit.

See a different side of Scotland.
The B&B is located in the beautiful Galloway countryside. Its peaceful atmosphere is a wonderful place to unwind. You can be sure of a warm welcome all year.
Galloway has a fantastic sea to sky landscape, from safe sandy beaches and rugged cliff top walks to rolling hills and quiet historic ruins.
Our B&B has one double room and one twin room - these share a bathroom.
The spacious residents Lounge / Dining Room is a perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Although the cottage is centrally heated the cast iron stove in the stone fireplace provides a cosy warmth for the autumn and winter evenings. WiFi is available
We can provide evening meals on request - most dietary requirements catered for.
In our private garden is a hot tub for guest use.
Whether you prefer activities such as walking, cycling, fishing or golf; or like more being more relaxed seeing beautiful formal gardens or some of our 6000 year history – all are in easy reach in this lovely part of Scotland.
The Galloway Forest - the UK’s first Dark Sky Park is to the north. The cottage has a wonderful extensive view of the night sky, we are can provide a tour of the night sky should you wish.
Children of all ages welcome - free for under 6 years.
Experience for yourself the variety and beauty of rural Galloway.

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