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“Great for Kids - 6 to 100” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory
49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Paisley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
104 attraction reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Great for Kids - 6 to 100”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a wonderful place to take children along to on a clear night. It is a great change from PC based planet observation software. This is the real thing and so educational. he building itself is an icon in Paisley.

Visited November 2012
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“good educational fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

good educational fun great on a thursday night get to gaze at the stars, quite alot of stairs but well worth it

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A view from the tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you love star gazing then this is the place for you. You can learn about the planets, stars and consolations, on a clear evening you may be able to see Jupiter from the garden telescope.

Visited February 2012
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“Good part of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

It is situated well in paisley town centre with many pubs and restaurants near by. The telescope viewing is great and on a clear sky night you can see a lot of solar elements such as Jupiter. Only let down is the waiting time in the que.

Visited December 2012
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“Winter viewing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Fascinating to see the old observatory and view Jupiter and its moons through the massive telescope, Not sure it was worth the hour long queue.

Visited December 2012
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