Observatories in the UK

There are a surprising number of observatories across the United Kingdom, perhaps reflecting the long history the country has with astronomy. All of the locations on our map are open to the public. Most places require the purchase of a ticket for an event, some are open by general admission. Other locations, for example, those run by astronomical societies, are often open free of charge or ask for a small donation.

Observatories in the UK location list

  • The Alexander Observatory

    Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2ES

    Observatory

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  • The Astronomy Centre

    Bacup Road A681, Near Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HP

    Observatory

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  • The Chiltern Observatory

    Woodrow High House, Amersham, HP7 0QG

    Observatory

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  • The Malcolm Parry Observatory

    The Long Eaton School, Nottingham, NG10 3NP, East Midlands

    Observatory

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  • The Observatory Science Centre

    Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    Observatory

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  • The Parsonage Lane Pavilion and Observatory

    Sutton-at-Hone, Dartford, DA4 9HD

    Astronomical Society, Observatory

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  • The Spaceguard Centre

    Llanshay Lane, Knighton, LD7 1LW

    Observatory

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  • Toothill Observatory

    Toothill, Southampton, SO16 8AL

    Observatory

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  • Trent Astronomical Observatory

    Clifton Campus, Erasmus Darwin Buildings, Nottingham, NG11 8NF

    Observatory

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  • Trinity School Observatory

    Strand Road, Carlisle, CA1 1JB

    Observatory

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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  • University of Central London Observatory

    553 Watford Way, Mill Hill Park, NW7 2QS

    Observatory

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  • Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory

    Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS21 3JG

    Astronomical Society, Observatory, Planetarium

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  • York Observatory

    Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR

    Observatory

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