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Visitor Centre, £3-£6

The Spaceguard Centre

The Spaceguard Centre


The Spaceguard Centre is a working astronomical observatory located near Knighton in mid-Wales. Sited at the top of a hill, the observatory offers outstanding panoramas in all directions, and a clear 360 degree horizon.

The Spaceguard Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday each week. Tours start at 10:30 (1 May to 30 September only), 14:00 and 16:00 each day. The tour lasts for about an hour and a half, depending on how many questions are raised!

Day or evening group tours can be booked for any time during the year. Daytime tours last for about an hour and a half, while evening tours can last longer if the sky is clear.

Please note that The Spaceguard Centre does not offer morning tours (10:30) during the winter (1 Oct to 1 May).

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Open all the time


Adult £6.00
Child £3.00


Jonathan Tate

01547 520247


Llanshay Lane,



Plan route to The Spaceguard Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 301710  Lat: 52.33261 Long: -3.02721

Signed from the A4113 through Knighton.

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed