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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
+44 1547 520247
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Fascinating visit

Engaging, well structured talk as the tour party moved through different parts of the building... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adam B
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Interesting, more than expected!

We turned up about half an hour before the next tour and considered driving away. I'm glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheMarkH
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Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Engaging, well structured talk as the tour party moved through different parts of the building (about 1.5 hours) which made me realise just how little I know about space! Accessible to a layman and fascinating to see how it all works. Visited with children aged...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We turned up about half an hour before the next tour and considered driving away. I'm glad we didn't, despite being informed that the tour may not suit our younger two children, they all enjoyed it and found it to be an informative and engaging...More

Thank TheMarkH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with an 8 year old - we went away both of us impressed. Firstly, a visitor needs to be aware of a few things; 1) There are tours at certain times....check before going. 2) The location is (not surprisingly) at the top of...More

Thank Nick I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family including a nearly seven year old child. The booking process was was easy by phone and we were advised not to bring the youngest child of four. Finding the centre was simple so long as you remember not to follow...More

Thank fire21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Spaceguard Centre is unusual as little to do with stargazing but concentrates on the planets, comets and asteroids, particulrly the ones heading our way. There is a small shop but no food or drink. Nevertheless it proved an interesting hour and a half plus...More

Thank PeterTDawson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating! We want to learn more about asteroids after this visit. So much to take in. The installation of the new telescope is a massive undertaking. Funding must be difficult if it is just from donations and visitors. Are there more ways to raise funds?...More

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We went here cos am interested space and astronomy love the science side of it a small piece but the tour that u get is great u can ask questions when they come to u in the tour u don't have to wait to the...More

Thank swharris18
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife really enjoyed the tour. The guide clearly knew his stuff and it was very interesting listening to him. Well worth a visit. Nice use of scale models to put the universe in to perspective.

1  Thank Bigredrobbo
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Totally enjoyable for my Elderly Dad and myself. The host was engaging from the beggining and gave us an up to date review of this important area of astronomy. I would be very happy to return with the wife and kids. Excellent.

1  Thank mark b
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Brilliant tour many thanks. Very interesting and lots of information clearly presented by the guide. Loved the planetarium. Our son (age 8) said it was epic! Great photos to further explain the work at space guard. Can't believe how much they do without any funding....More

Thank Caroline L
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wen43
20 August 2015|
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Response from J R T | Property representative |
The Spaceguard Centre is open every day, except Mondays and Tuesdays, for conducted tours at 10.30 (summer only), 14.00 and 16.00. Details can be found on our website.
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