Boghead Holiday Cottages – Luxury Holiday Accommodation, Aberdeenshire Boghead Holiday Cottages – Luxury Holiday Accommodation, Aberdeenshire

Dark Skies Star Gazing

 

 

 

BOGHEAD HOLIDAY COTTAGES ARE 

DARK SKY FRIENDLY 

Boghead Holiday Cottages are situated 20 miles from the Cairngorm National Park and 5 miles from

The Cabrach

The Tomintoul and Glenlivet Cairngorms was awarded Dark Sky Status in November 2018. It is

Scotlands Second International Dark Sky Park

It is the Darkest Park in the UK and the most Northerly Dark Sky Park in the World ….

The Cabrach is one of the top thirty most remote zones in Scotland. It is an area of great beauty with

unspoilt views over mountains and sky and it is here you can get views of the Milky way.

 

In the Cottage you will find:

Books on Stargazing

A Stargazers guide to Scotland’s Skies

A Planisphere – You can use this to find the Stars and Constellations at a particular time of year

Binoculars

Torches

If you are going to gaze at the stars remember it can be very cold here in Aberdeenshire .

: Wear Warm Clothing

: Hats & Gloves

: Walking shoes or Boots

: Binoculars ( In the cottage )

 

 

 

More Information including Apps & Websites :

www.tomintoulandglenlivet.com/our-dark-skies

www.sigma-astro.co.uk – Information for The Cabrach

www.darkskyscotland.org.uk

www.darkskydiscovery.org.uk

www.stardateonline.co.uk – Stargazing tips each month and a moon phase calendar

www.heavens-above.com – Interactive star map

www.metoffice.gov.uk – All important weather forecast

www.youtube.com/visitscotland– star gazing tutorials

Aurora watch uk – The Cairngorms vantage points and clear skies mean you have an increased chance of seeing the Northern Lights

Planetarium Apps 

www.stellarium.org

Apple I Tunes – Sky Guide