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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
+44 1547 520247
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Very Interesting but not enough time on tour to look at exhibits

Very interesting and informative tour but there was no time to look or read the many exhibits that... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
philip2122
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Great. Free attractions and paid-for specialities

You can spend a short amount of time or a full day here. The cafe/restaurant is great with good... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Rossco J
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative tour but there was no time to look or read the many exhibits that were all around the rooms. Unlike some reviews all my many questions were answered fully and in simple terms. However there is no opportunity to look around...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

You can spend a short amount of time or a full day here. The cafe/restaurant is great with good food and friendly service. Some exhibitions are free and some require payment. Both are very good. All staff are friendly, helpful and approachable. In a great...More

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J R T, Manager at The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

I'm afraid that you have the wrong place here! Sadly we're not free, and we have no cafe on site! The Spaceguard Centre

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect at all (my partner arranged it)but wow I was blown away by what this guy has achieved and it's all self funded. The tour was really concise and educational not too technical so that at the layperson like me...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The spaceguard centre is an observatory for monitoring asteroids, comets and the like that may at some point cross the earth's orbit and present a hazard. It appears to be an entirely self funded project and runs on visitors admissions and donations. It is however...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We hadn't known this place existed until we visited Knighton and chose to go on a rainy morning. They have tours at set times but it is a working observatory and not a "tourist attraction" as such. If you are interested in things to do...More

2  Thank solihullgem
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour only the day before via email. We got a confirmation email back almost straight away. Once we found the place (top tip follow the signs NOT the sat nav!) we were greated by a very friendly lady who told us to...More

1  Thank Beautytreatslisa
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went there the first week of September sadly we were he only ones there on the 10.30 tour. We were there for about a hour and a half the stairs up to the first floor were a bit difficult for old persons. we were...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

My wife and I were Intrigued to find this gem in mid Wales. The passion and immense in depth knowledge of Jay Tate were obvious and his excellent presentation skills made the tour of this observatory a real pleasure. The presentation was pitched perfectly for...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had a tour with two other people and Jay Tate explained everything so well that the hour and a half for the tour went very quickly. Fascinating to learn about near earth objects in such a well illustrated way.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

From the outside I wasn't sure what to expect as it was much smaller than I expected. we were ushered in and began our tour promptly. We found the whole talk very informative and the guide very passionate about his subject. He used different 'props'...More

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wen43
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Response from J R T | Property representative |
The Spaceguard Centre is open every day, except Mondays and Tuesdays, for conducted tours at 10.30 (summer only), 14.00 and 16.00. Details can be found on our website.
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