LOCH Lomond's status as a top spot for stargazing is well known to locals - but it's now been ranked as the very best in Scotland and one of the best in the UK. 

The beauty spot ranked third, tied with Lindisfarne Castle on the Northumberland coast, with a stargazing quality score of 95.26 out of 100.

The announcement comes after the figures were revealed by The Dozy Owl, who commissioned the data.

The activity is a great option for those looking to do something a little bit different this Valentine's Day.

Best locations for Stargazing in the UK

  1. Tresco, Scilly Isles - 99.38
  2. Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye - 99.33
  3. Loch Lomond and Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland Coast - 95.26
  4. Llanddwyn Island - 93.17
  5. Tintagel Castle, Tintagel - 93.13
  6. Portmeirion - 91.09
  7. Stratford-upon-Avon - 89.05
  8. Giant's Causeway - 89.05
  9. Fort William - 89.05 
  10. East Sussex - 89.05
  11. Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast - 89.05 
  12. Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District - 89.05
  13. Bourton-on-the-water, Cotswolds - 89.05 


We previously reported that both Loch Lomond Shores and Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre were among the top attractions to visit in West Dunbartonshire based on their Tripadvisor reviews.

The Bird of Prey Centre is currently closed until Valentine's Day.