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Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre

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8 Aug 2018
“View of Edinburgh from royal observatory”
1 Aug 2018
“Another visit”
The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is unique among UK scientific establishments in that it houses on a single site a university astronomy research group, an establishment of a UK Research Council and a Visitor Centre.The Visitor Centre is open for...more
Royal Observatory Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite viewpoint of Edinburgh. It’s so quiet there and you have a 360 view which allows you to see the city, the sea and the Pentlands also. The sunset view from here is incredible.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Back again for another spectacular visit. The kids loved it as there is much to see and do. Gorgeous views over the city and well organised.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Littlebigfolk
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I took a trip up Blackford Hill to have a look at the Royal Observatory It is n interesting building ,unfortunately it is prebooking only with groups up to 10 .It was my fault for not checking the website .I believe there is an open...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This might not be for everyone but as someone who loves astronomy and space this venue is a must visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank paulvfinch
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We knew this might be disappointing if the skies were cloudy but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a long climb up steps to the top of the observatory for a talk about stars and to look at the giant telescope while waiting for the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank Lizley2013
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had come up Calton hill with no real advance knowledge of what was actually up there, only being told it was a great view of the city, So naturally enough we went up there, then we see among other things the observatory, and thinking of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Went in a clear/cloudy night. Group was fully booked but in good spirits. The 3 guides were excellent and explained a lot about the observatory and the work they do. Fascinating to learn about. The dome is incredible and the telescope is the largest one...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Saharan
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent a wonderful evening being fascinated by all that was stars and planets - Staff were excellent, explaining in plain speak out the differences, and what was to come. suitable for adults and children (about 6 years I would think). A very dark clear...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Rose-Marie M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Recently visited the Observatory for a very special afternoon tea to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. We are semi professional Afternoon Tea consumers and the one at the Observatory is pretty special. It is made up of very interesting local dishes that are prepared and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Headteacher1
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very well attended by the reception staff. You can get all the information about the Upcoming Events in the Observatory. Entrance to the top of Observatory goes through the reception centre. Beautiful view from the top.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank ashok_shrikhande
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