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Excellent. Really interesting.

This is a really interesting and informative visit. Our guide talked us through the work of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David B
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Bridgnorth
Highly Recommended

After having lived in the area for 15 years we finally decided to visit with some friends and their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
leonard s
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really interesting and informative visit. Our guide talked us through the work of the Spaceguard Centre and explained how they tracked comets and asteroids in a most informative and lively manner. We had an introduction in the small planetarium and saw the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After having lived in the area for 15 years we finally decided to visit with some friends and their 10 year old daughter. And I'm very glad we did! All of us enjoyed the tour hugely - it was both informative and slightly worrying. The...More

Thank leonard s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visit consists of an hour and a half tour, time which goes fast. The tour is a well thought out and informative journey which builds slowly and allows you to take it all in. There were 6 in our party and about 2 douzen...More

Thank Jez K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group of four today. What an awesome place - learnt a lot and the knowledge and passion Jay has is second to none. A great couple of hours - will visit again.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was inclement and we were looking for indoor activities, which is why we ended up on the top of a blustery Welsh mountaintop visiting the Spaceguard observatory. This was a very interesting and informative visit, all well-explained and easy to understand for those...More

Thank Adele T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting and informative, and very good value for money. Would highly recommend if interested in this kind of thing.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

The Space Guard Centre is a relatively low key enterprise located on a hill in the Welsh Marches near Knighton. The surrounding panoramas from the observatory are worth seeing by themselves. If you are expecting something of the scale of Mount Palomar with a Disneyland...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We called late one evening to book for the next day and got in, booking is essential. We were a medium sized group and the tour and talk took about 1.5 hours. It was very interesting and everything was explained really clearly, well worth a...More

Thank fudge005_11
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We booked the 4pm tour on a Sunday afternoon and drove up from Knighton following good signage pointing the way. The scenic road climbs up fairly steeply and we were surrounded by spectacular 360 views by the time we reached the Centre. This is a...More

Thank AllyandBarry
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Highly interesting visit with a very knowledgeable guide, Director Jonathan (Jay) Tate. The subject of near earth objects is fascinating and the search, monitoring and solutions are fascinating. Strongly recommend a visit.

Thank Andy B
J R T, Manager at The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks for your review. It's actually the "Spaceguard Centre", a name first used by Arthur C Clarke in his novel "Rendezous with Rama".

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wen43
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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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