Stirling Highland Hotel Observatory

Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU

Location description

Once a former High School the Stirling Highland Hotel is home to a roof top observatory which houses a historic and incredibly impressive reflecting telescope that dates back to 1889. Members of the Stirling Astronomical Society are its proud guardians and utilise the facility for their regular evening classes that run each year from October through to March to which the public are welcome to attend.

Location event organiser

Stirling Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 9 events with the last one being on 5th March 2020 organised by Stirling Astronomical Society.


When to visit

The best time to visit Stirling Highland Hotel Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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