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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
+44 1547 520247
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Very interesting and a little disturbing...

The spaceguard centre is an observatory for monitoring asteroids, comets and the like that may at... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Fascinating visit

We hadn't known this place existed until we visited Knighton and chose to go on a rainy morning... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
+44 1547 520247

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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

Thank oneash
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

1  Thank solihullgem
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

Thank Beautytreatslisa
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

Thank Derek T
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

Thank p993c44
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.

1  Thank AST203
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

Thank 540lindap
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We phoned up early to get 4 places on the 1030am tour which cost £7 per adult. It was absolutely fascinating and a well delivered tour by a very interesting guy. It's unbelievable that this organisation is run independently and cannot even get lottery money....More

Thank SteveDDD
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Engaging, well structured talk as the tour party moved through different parts of the building (about 1.5 hours) which made me realise just how little I know about space! Accessible to a layman and fascinating to see how it all works. Visited with children aged...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We turned up about half an hour before the next tour and considered driving away. I'm glad we didn't, despite being informed that the tour may not suit our younger two children, they all enjoyed it and found it to be an informative and engaging...More

Thank TheMarkH
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20 August 2015|
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.