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Stargazing Break at Kirroughtree

Stargazing Breaks Clatteringshaws in Dumfries and Galloway ScotlandGalloway Forest Park in Dumfries & Galloway was designated as a Dark Sky Park in 2009. It is the first in the UK and one of only five in the world to be given this status. Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park has some of the darkest night skies not just in Scotland but in Europe. 

The Dark Sky Park is on the doorstep of Kirroughtree House Hotel, an ideal base for you to come and experience the wonders of the cosmos. Be informed and entertained concerning the objects appearing in the night sky.

Book with us for Dark Sky Weekends (entry passes for all events available - see full list of events below).

TARIFF February through to April 2017

* From £129 per person* (includes 2 nights Bed & Breakfast. Stay three nights from £179 per person)

* Tickets to events: £15.00 per person

*Prices include VAT and are based on two sharing. Single supplement applies. Subject to availability. Not applicable to existing bookings.

Dark Sky Weekends

Details of events and locations

10th February 2017
The Moon, Evening Planets
Time & Location: 18:30 - 20:30 @ Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre

11th February 2017
Full Moon, Evening Planets
Time & Location: 18:30 - 20:30 (ISS Pass at 19:00) @ Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

17th February 2017
Orion, Evening Planets
Time & Location: 18:30 - 20:30 @ Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre

18th February 2017
Galaxies, Evening Planets
Time & Location: 18:30 - 20:30 @ Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

31st March 2017
Crescent Moonset, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter
Time & Location: 20:30 - 22:30 @ Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre

1st April 2017
Crescent Moonset, Mars and Jupiter
Time & Location: 20:30 - 22:30 @ Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

7th April 2017
The Moon, Spring Constellations, Jupiter
Time & Location: 20:30 - 22:30 @ Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre

8th April 2017
The Moon, Spring Constellations, Jupiter
Time & Location: 20:30 - 22:30 @ Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

14th April 2017
Galaxies
Time & Location: 21:00 - 23:00 @ Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre

15th April 2017
Galaxies
Time & Location: 21:00 - 23:00 @ Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

21st April 2017
Lyrid Meteor Shower
Time & Location: 21:30 - 23:30 @ Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre

22nd April 2017
Lyrid Meteor Shower
Time & Location: 21:30 - 23:30 @ Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

 

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Bedrooms

Views over the garden from all rooms with television, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press, bath robes and a choice of beds. From a cosy standard double or twin to a full superking. The superking beds are Zip Link so can be split to make a twin if so desired.

In the en suite bathroom: hair dryer, towels, face cloths, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash. Extra facilities available on request, include a fan heater for room and iron and ironing board as required.

Read more in our Accommodation section

Public Rooms

A choice of two lounges where drinks can be served at any time of the day.

A selection of books and magazines, board games and card sets available.

Dining

Dress for Dinner and dine in the Heron Room, or if you prefer, dine in the more casual Burns Room.

Read more in our Dining section

Kirroughtree House

Kirroughtree House Hotel ScotlandA Mansion House in the Galloway Hills, with high ceilings in all public rooms and most of the bedrooms, central heating throughout with a log fire in the main lounge to add to that cosy feel.

Nearest railway stations:
Barrhill, Dumfries, Stranraer.

Visitor Centres:
Kirroughtree, Clatteringshaws, Glentrool

Golf courses:
Newton Stewart (adjacent to hotel, golf buggies available), Wigtown County (Glenluce), Stranraer, Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright.

SPECIAL REQUESTS: Transport, special purchases etc, can be arranged at extra cost. Contact reception any time during your stay.