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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

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Address: Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
Phone Number: 01547 520247
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So cool!!

I recently visited the spaceguard centre and took the tour. The observatory is very remote but is definitely worth the drive, the scenery was amazing getting there. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I recently visited the spaceguard centre and took the tour. The observatory is very remote but is definitely worth the drive, the scenery was amazing getting there. The tour itself was great, the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about everything regarding space. I learnt loads during the tour and came away wanting more.

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Chippenham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I decided to visit the centre on a Sunday afternoon. When we arrived we were unsure how good the attraction would be, but we were really surprised how good the attraction was. The guide who took us through the tour was brilliant he really new his stuff and answered every question with no hesitation. The tour lasted... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband and I had a fabulous visit to The Spaceguard Centre in Knighton, I had covered a space topic in Year 5 at school and My husband has had some dealings in his job of this subject but we were both blown away with this place. Its not much too look at when you first arrive but once inside... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Surprisingly very visual and this was made even better by a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. He kept us non-species engaged throughout and it was so worth the visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
20 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited the observatory with our friends who have lived nearby but who had never visited before. Its an incredible center where we learned a wealth of information about the creation of stars planets asteroids and other bits that race through space and occasionally hit the Earth with a huge bang. Our guide Jay, while a bit dry, was so... More 

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

12 of us went and we had a magic hour and a half ,we were told about the exciting work being done to watch out for asteroid impacts and generally how the story of watching for asteroids has developed . It is wonderful that we have an enthusiast like Jay who is a cog in the world wide scene of... More 

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uk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I visited over Easter period while we were looking at the Black and White trail. The centre is on the top of a hill with spectacular views It was an enlightening experience from a real expert. There were just the two of us in the tour - which we booked in advance He first asked if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A fantastic one of a kind experience with an extremely knowledgeable guide. We learned so much in a short period of time. Fantastic and well worth the admission! Please see other reviews as they say all that we would like to say.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

It is not often that you can be treated to a detailed guided tour from a true expert with absolute passion for his cause. And when you leave you feel totally compelled to make a donation that is worth every penny. Remarkable that our government do not feel it as necessary to support such an important issue.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

On wet miserable Sunday, my wife and two younger children paid the centre a visit. Off the beaten track, but easy to find, we were treated to an extraordinary talk by Jay. His knowledge and enthusiasm certainly made a dull day a lot brighter. They need more visitors to help fund this place and get their new telescope up and... More 

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Address: Address: Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
Phone Number: 01547 520247
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Knighton

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