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Review of Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory
Ranked #7 of 30 things to do in Paisley
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Excellent 1 hour tour; do it! History and technology - ace. Entry thru museum, also do tues and thurs evening stargazing in the evenings; brilliant.

Visited August 2013
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“planetarium shows and solar viewing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

you get a tour round the observatory, with the guide happy to answer questions and let you linger on things you find interesting.
the planetarium show was excellent, very interesting and descriptive of what happens in the night sky.
they also have solar viewings held in the observatory gardens, it's well worth a go. all is free so ideal for that day with not much on.

Visited July 2013
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Malta
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Coats Observatory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

We would like to Thank our 2 Guides at the Observatory.
They were really Kind and gave us a detailed tour of the Observatory
and even led us to Paisley Museum.
Congratulation for a very well kept place (Observatory and Museum)
We miss a lot Scotland and God wills we shall return soon.

Tony and Josianne

Visited July 2013
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Paisley Scotland
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“Worth a look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Interesting Victorian observatory including 10inch telescope. Lots and lots of stairs ! Check opening times on the Council web site - it's not always open.

Visited June 2013
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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“One of if not the first public Observatory in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

If the skys are clear and they open the roof you are in for a time travelling experience, the climb is a bit steep but incredible building
If you are in Paisley a must see.

Visited July 2013
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