Peacefully set in a rugged 'Highland' landscape recognised by Historic Scotland's Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. Beautiful gardens, recently uncovered 'rock and water garden' by James Pulham & Sons. Extensive displays of native bluebells - great swathes of vibrant blue under the fresh greens of newly forming leaf canopies. At night there are some of the darkest skies that most people will ever see with stars, planets, comets and constellations all visible.
A713 from Ayr, at the round red 30mph sign on entering Dalmellington turn right (signed Craigengillan Stables) - drive for approx 2¼ m to Craigengillan House. From Carsphairn, stay on the main road through Dalmellington then take first turning on left after the Jet petrol station.
Sunday 20 May, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
Admission £4.00, children free.
· The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory 60%.
Immersive Planetarium and Stellarium Presentation available at the Dark Sky Observatory at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. See the Observatory website for prices and to book (advanced booking recommended).