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“Be prepared to get technical” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre

Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre
Ranked #135 of 391 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: 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 pre-booked groups and special events. Groups of 10 people or more can visit Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm, and Friday 10am - 3pm.On Friday evenings we have our Public Astronomy Evenings, and from the end of October to end of March we have public talks each Monday evening.For full details of all our public events and how to book, please visit our website.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Be prepared to get technical”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

Our guide accurately divined our level of interest and knowledge.
Not easy to reach. Allow a few hours for your visit.

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English first
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A view of Edinburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Views of the city of Edinburgh and beyond from a rural aspect within the city. Somewhere quiet in the confines of the city with nature around,.

Visited September 2012
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Tel Aviv
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Visit The Royal Observatory for the wonderful view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Visitors don't usually get to this part of the town but well worth a visit on a nice sunny day,either entering by the Blackford Duck Pond and climbing up the pathway to the top of the hill or entering by the road up a hill at the side of some of the University buildings on West Mains Road or being in a group tour.The view from the top is well worth the visit and behind you also have the Braid Hills and the Pentland Hills with the dry ski slopes for summer practice.Visitors don't generally get to this part of the city but there is also public transport nearby.

Visited April 2012
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Aberdeen
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Guided private tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

This was a special business tour of the complex, we had a tour of the library, the old observatory and a look at the current technlogy being built. Very interesting place and lovely people.

Visited July 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Daily Commute by landmark”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Daily I commute by this landmark, and one of the most majestic views of Edinburgh is infact from opposite the Royal Observatory bith day and night. See Arthurs seat, the craigs and take in the true extent of the iconic Edinburgh location. The observatory itself if fantastic spot for photography and a lovely way to pass an afternoon

Visited July 2012
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