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Address: Glamis Rd, Balgay Park, Dundee DD2 2UB, Scotland
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+44 1382 435967
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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will be better with a clear night

We were pretty unlucky with the weather because we checked and it said it was going to be a clear night but unfortunately got a bit cloudy when we arrived there. The place itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 20, 2017
jods_10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We were pretty unlucky with the weather because we checked and it said it was going to be a clear night but unfortunately got a bit cloudy when we arrived there. The place itself is very old and you can smell how old the place is when you go in but that's what makes it I think. It gives so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

A great place I have visited in August and again today. An amazing experience looking at the planets and stars. The staff are really informative and passionate about what they do. A very cool place and well worth a visit. Support this wonderful place. If.you go in the daytime its a beautiful walk to get there up Balgay Park.

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Thank Domino M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely evening up at the observatory, was really good to talk to Robbie who knows so much and helped give us ideas on how to use our own telescope. It was really nice to speak to someone who loves what they do!

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Thank Gemma D
Jugenheim Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We went up to have a look even though it was a bit foggy early January and very glad we did! There was a guide there who said it was too misty to see anything through the telescope,but would we like a demonstration of what we would have seen if the sky was clear. He gave us a fascinating, very... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I booked an event for the evening where we were given an informative lecture and display of what to look for in the heavens over the next month. The evening sky was projected onto a large curved screen and the staff were so enthusiastic I was enthralled. Talk of the space race and clips of astronauts entering space stations hooked... More 

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Forest of Dean
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We found it a great place to visit, But be aware its a bit of a hard to get to the top of the hill, the only down side was it was not in use on the day but the guy we spoke to was very knowledgeable and listening to him i wish i had £3 millon to give him... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

If you need something free or very cheap to do with kids check out the Saturday afternoon events at the Observatory. As well as being a really cool place to visit, it's atop a steep hill in Balgay Park, which means the kids get fresh air and exercise just getting to it. They will learn lots, have a great time,... More 

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Thank pizzaswirling
Bearsden, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Great visitor attraction if the conditions are right. Probably best on a clear winter's night when there would be loads of stars and planets to see. Staff are great, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.

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Thank Lunch_bunch
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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668 reviews
389 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I was only here for a Dunfermline match at Dundee Utd but my friend has a degree in Astonomy.To me it was a pleasant walk past cypresses,redwoods,cedars etc but he told me about the modern telescope and Victorian one.He knew that Sir Patrick Moore opened what we see today and that Apollo Astronaut Scott had visited.Presumably not the Engineer on... More 

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Thank John L
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Lovely walk through Balgay park to the observatory, Interesting visit and staff are very helpful and more than willing to answer questions.

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