There are many places in Scotland, which are excellent sites to gaze at the heavenly beauty of the stars. These are- Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park (Dumfries and Galloway), Moray Coast and beyond, Isles of Skye (Inner Hebrides), Glen Nevis (Lochaber) and Royal Observatory (Edinburgh). You can also explore the exotic beauty of the stars from many rural and island sites of Scotland. Image Source
How to reach:
By Air: The nearest is Edinburgh International Airport, which is just about 9 km away from the city centre. It is connected by many Airlines like ALS Airline and Royal Mail to many major parts of the world.
You can go to any stargazing site from the airport easily by taxi, rental car, bus, coach or shuttle.
By Train: Scotland’s Rail Network connects it to all the major towns and cities of Britain. From any of its railway station, you can go to the stargazing places by rental car or bus or taxi.
By Road: Scotland is well connected by road to all the major neighboring places. So, you can easily reach here, by bus or rental car.
By Ferry: Many ferry companies provide their services to go to and fro from Scotland to other parts of Britain.
Best time to visit: October to March.
Essential Gear: Warm clothes, binoculars, red Led torch or torch with a red filter and star chart.