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风景和 nature

黑暗的天空公园&在苏格兰观星

整个大自然最壮观的景象之一是夜空中,上面布满了恒星,遥远的行星和流星雨。对我们来说幸运的是,苏格兰拥有欧洲最大的阴暗天空,是渴望观星的理想目的地。 它也是欧洲第二个黑暗天空公园的所在地,这是英国第一个此类公园,还有无数的黑暗天空发现场。这些地方的光污染水平很低或几乎不存在,暴露出充满耀眼星空的墨黑色天空。

 英国的黑暗天空公园

加洛韦森林公园 in southwest 苏格兰 spans 777 km2 of forested glens, lochs 和 some of the highest hills in southern 苏格兰. Here, there are few buildings 和 even less light pollution. That's why the International Dark Sky Association chose it to be the very first forest park in the UK to be honoured with Dark Sky Park status.

Located just under an hour-and-a-half by car from 格拉斯哥, 加洛韦森林公园 can be reached easily from central 苏格兰 和 the north of England. 的 M74 和 A1 run straight through the surrounding area while the nearest town of 艾尔 is well served by frequent bus 和 rail connections. 

Once here, pack a flask, wrap up warm 和 make your way 到 苏格兰黑暗天空天文台, near Dalmellington. 的 re are two powerful telescopes 和 the observatory's roof rolls off, so you feel like you're truly out in the wild with only the beauty of the heavens over your head. Just remember to book ahead - it's deservedly popular!

的 high quality of the night skies above Tomintoul和 Glenlivet in Moray have earned the area 成为有声望的奖项 苏格兰的第二个国际黑暗天空公园. The Tomintoul&Glenlivet-凯恩戈姆斯黑暗天空公园  不仅是最黑暗的公园 in the UK but 它也是世界上最北端的黑暗天空公园。  

查找黑暗的天空发现站点

参观众多 黑暗天空发现景点 散布在整个苏格兰。除了容易到达的目的地,例如中洛锡安的纽巴特​​尔修道院,苏格兰在邓弗里斯迷人的莫法特村庄拥有自己的黑暗天空小镇&加洛韦。得益于其特殊的“暗夜友好”路灯,夜间可见的星星数量令人叹为观止。

到那个时刻 最佳注视条件 高地很少让人失望。 远离朦胧的光污染,在这里您可以用肉眼凝视天上的奇观。前往Kintyre西海岸, 西高地的Lochaber,西高地的Assynt或逃生 从大陆到斯凯岛的九处景点之一。

If you prefer islands, don't miss the practically street light-less Isle of Coll, 苏格兰's Dark Sky Island. Located 32 km from the nearest lamp post, Coll is one of only two Dark Sky 岛屿和 offers unparalleled night-sky clarity.

冬天是游览外赫布里底群岛的绝佳时机 体验#winterinthewild的自然风光,拥有美丽的空旷海滩 and 在英国一些最黑暗的地方观星。再往北,奥克尼郡北罗纳德赛岛上壮观的冬季天空 have been drawing astronomers 和 stargazers to the 岛屿多年。