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Address: Glamis Rd, Balgay Park, Dundee DD2 2UB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01382 435967
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Brilliant place to watch the sky

Last visit was for the solar eclipse this spring. Fantastic atmosphere, about 700 people enjoyed the wonderful spectacle! Observatory staff very helpful incl. handing out free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Last visit was for the solar eclipse this spring. Fantastic atmosphere, about 700 people enjoyed the wonderful spectacle! Observatory staff very helpful incl. handing out free solar viewing glasses. Brilliant display using the telescope as a solar eclipse projector!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a pretty cool place to stop at for an hour or so on the way to some other adventure. The view is great, but don't set aside a whole day for this because it won't keep you busy for more than an hour and thirty. The shadow clock on the second floor was my favorite part, so make... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had such a nice winters walk up to the observatory. Amazing views from the terrace on a sunny day. I enjoyed going up to look at the telescope and would love to come to view at night. Worth a visit my three year old enjoyed it and there were some dress up clothes as well which was fun

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Dundee
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very quiet and great things to see. Try to phone and see when they have events on because it will be a bit more exciting for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very good staff and a great experience. Even better its free! Beautiful surroundings so even worth a visit during the day. The telescope is of a very high quality.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice little observatory, takes a short walk from the city centre. Very informative and nice guide, we were able to see solar flares on summer noon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I went up here to see if they had an orrery, but they didn't, however the staff were very helpful telling me a lot about the history of orreries, where the nearest one was and showing me lots of interesting photographs; even their Halloween party snaps! Really lovely pair of guys working there, very helpful, knowledgable and (ironically?) down to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We used to watch the stars there whenever is it not cloudy out there. They have got excellent equipment and all for free. And the walk across Victoria park just cannot be more beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We discovered the observatory by accident and after a spooky frosty drive up the hill, we were pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm and welcome we received. Not many things in life are free now, but a chance to look at the moon and stars with high powered telescopes under the guidance of enthusiastic astronomers is one of life's rare treats.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went there on a winters night, hoping to take a peak through the telescope. Unfortunately it was too cloudy - it seems conditions need to be absolutely perfect otherwise the telescope will be out of action during your visit. We wandered round for ten minutes, looking at the displays, then left. I now live practically next door to the... More 

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