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Address: Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
Phone Number: 01547 520247
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Interesting, quirky and informative

During the hour and a half tour your will be shown around by the director/proprietor Jay Tate. He's a knowledgable geek who will explain the difference between a planet and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Newport, UK
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Newport, UK
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During the hour and a half tour your will be shown around by the director/proprietor Jay Tate. He's a knowledgable geek who will explain the difference between a planet and a star, a comet, an asteroid and a meteor. He will explain the work they do spotting near earth objects, identifying those that are a risk to the earth, and... More 

Thank SueNewport_UK
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I visited the Centre with a group of eight friends and found it very interesting. The location of the Centre is stunning as it is perched on a very high hill as you would expect. The tour was very enlightening about the work of the centre and its contribution to worldwide space information systems. It is obvious that the centre... More 

Thank tamworthfan
Bucknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Beautiful location - stunning views - and fantastic and fascinating visit. We took our 90yr old father and our son and partner in their twenties - and all were captivated by this one and a half hour personal talk and tour. The site is underwhelming at first glance and the area you tour is small - BUT the wealth of... More 

Thank Beverly B
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132 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

What a fascinating place. My hubby was keen to go as he's very interested in terrestrial matters. I'm not, so really only went to accompany him. However, was I in for a treat! This place is totally fascinating. You will learn stuff you never even imagined. Two staff keep this place going with NO FINANCIAL SUPPORT - volunteers keep it... More 

Thank christinekelly07
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Interesting visit with no prior knowledge of what we were going to see. very informative tour covering how stars and planets are formed and how asteroids interact with all of the planets. This would be a great attraction at night if you have the time ( but pre book first )

Thank mouth873
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Tours at this centre are at 10.30, 2pm and 4pm. We arrived just in time for the 2pm tour and having paid just under £30 for 3 adults and 2 children were greeted by Jay Tate who conducts the whole tour. This is a small centre but the tour moves from zone to zone around the building (planetarium, telescope etc)... More 

Thank Jasperpaddy
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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382 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My two children & I all enjoyed our visit here, they are right in what they say on their website about younger visitors. We were here for the one & a half hour tour, we all found out lots of new stuff that we didn't know & found really interesting. If you love space, meteors, asteroids, comets etc...I would definitely... More 

1 Thank CaroleScott
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A really interesting hour and a half delivered by a huge enthusiast that loves his subject, very interesting and welll worth the £7 entry fee. Stunning views of the surrounding countryside are an added bonus.

2 Thank Jeremy B
Knighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It was very interesting and mind blowing facts and figures. The gentleman who gave the talk was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic you couldn't help but enjoy the tour. I think it may go above the heads of small children but everyone else would enjoy it. The views over Knighton from the terrace are superb, which was a bonus.

1 Thank Jennifer R
Bingley, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ashamed to say we visited because it was raining (otherwise we would have gone for a walk) Thank goodness for the rain this time as the Spaceguard Centre provided a fascinating, fact packed 1.5 hour visit. The tour was very well presented to explain about the risks of things hitting the earth, the varying sizes and origins of these, the... More 

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