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“Great place for views of the vity”

Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre
Ranked #153 of 411 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.
World Nomad
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122 reviews
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“Great place for views of the vity”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Seriously get up here for some really great views of the city particularly around sun set. The building itself is quite beautiful too i should say.

Visited December 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“View the stars”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

On a clear night, the world is your oyster stars twinkling, breath taken views and a out of this planet experience, if it's a cloudy evening then sadly the views aren't as good

Visited April 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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“Be prepared to get technical”
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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10 reviews
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“A view of Edinburgh”
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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6 attraction reviews
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“Visit The Royal Observatory for the wonderful view!”
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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