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Foredown Tower

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Very Interesting Place

Check out this old water tower that's now home to Brightons Camera Obscura. The panoramic views... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Matthew P
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Family Visit only

This is basically a converted water tower. The steep steps take you up into the inside of the water... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
doug t
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Oct 13, 2018
“Very Interesting Place”
Aug 4, 2018
“Waste of time - it's never open”
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Foredown Road | Portslade, Brighton BN41 2EW, England
+44 1273 415625
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Check out this old water tower that's now home to Brightons Camera Obscura. The panoramic views from the top are amazing and the exhibition shares loads of local history. One for the kids on a clear day.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Forget all about the advertised hours; it's not open. A friend and I used the advertised opening hours and went across there on Friday 3rd August. It was all locked up and there's a rambling uninformative sign on the gate that seems to say you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank toonoflancing
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Great views, nice staff. Not something to go out of your way to visit, but if you are passing by be sure to pop in.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RyanHarmany
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Foredown Tower in Hangleton is well worth a visit as a place of interest, as it houses one of the only two Camera Obscure in the south of England. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who, for a very small charge, will give a wonderful demonstration of.this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hippyfreddz
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Peter J. Fishenden excelled himself by giving an informative talk and demonstrating the camera Obscura. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jilliana R
Reviewed October 18, 2017

The views from the camera obscure are amazing but I;m pretty sure it is closed now, best check with the council. nice walk from there to devils Dyke or Saddlescoombe.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Material M
Reviewed September 16, 2017

This is basically a converted water tower. The steep steps take you up into the inside of the water container. It has been converted into an observatory for all about as it is a form of vintage camera. This is fun for young children as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank doug t
Reviewed September 11, 2016

In a converted water tower of all places. Great views of the Downs and the coast in real life from the top of the tower, and even more views via the camera obscura. Despite all the moving images we see all the time, everyone was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank John K
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We came here primarily to see the camera obscura, having just seen one in Spain and suddenly realising we had one on our own doorstop. It is run by volunteers and open on Tuesday's, Thursday's and the last Saturday of the month at 11am, 12...More

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Thewanderingwinos
Reviewed September 9, 2015

A bit difficult to find but worth it. We went with our children who loved it. Fascinating to see the camera obscura working.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Chris T
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