Galloway Dark Skies

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    Due to its remoteness, the Galloway Forest Park has been awarded the status of being one of only three "Dark Sky Parks" in the western world, along with the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah and Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania. The fourth has been proposed already in Geauga Park District in Ohio. But this means that the largest forest park in Scotland has become the only Dark Sky Park in Europe, causing for double celebration amongst astronomers, as 2009 also marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's astronomical discovery of the telescope.

    For those wishing to star gaze then Airie Farm Cottage provides the best opportunity out of our three properties. Its location next to the Park enables visitors to view the night skies without the need to travel away from the property.

    For further information see: Galloway Forest Park