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Dark Sky Park

Galloway Forest Park

The UK has one of only four Dark Sky Parks worldwide. The Galloway Forest Park in Scotland spans 75,000 hectares and when  the sun sets it has the darkest skies in Europe.

There are over 7,000 stars visible and the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye. It is also possible to see the Aurora Borealis.

Dark Sky Parks are awarded by the International Dark Sky Association in an effort to reduce light pollution. For more information visit Galloway Forest Park website.