Crawick Multiverse in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

I’ve been keen to visit Crawick Multiverse for ages. It’s a former open cast coal mine which has been landscaped by Charles Jencks on the themes of astronomy, space and cosmology.

It’s free to enter Crawick Multiverse. Unfortunately, there was no shade in the car park. I visited on a warm Friday morning in late May, arriving soon after the opening time of 10am, in the hope that there wouldn’t be many other visitors around.

I spent quite a bit of time at the Cosmic Collisions installation.

The Sun Amphitheatre is pretty impressive. You approach it along a boulder bordered path.

A sun flare/earth shield mosaic lies at the centre of the amphitheatre.

The Multiverse represents all the universes.

The carvings on the stones symbolising individual universes.

You get a good view of the peaks of the Andromeda and Milky Way from the Multiverse.

I ate my picnic at the peak of the Milky Way Galaxy spiral. It was so sunny that I sat in the shade of one of standing stones.

The Omphalos depicts the centre of the world.

There were only three other visitors during my time at Crawick Multiverse. I was glad about this as I believe that it made my visit all the more atmospheric.