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Coronavirus update. 

Having conducted a risk assessment and considering the close proximity of visitors to each other during the tours of the Spaceguard Centre it is clear that the risk of transmission of the virus is unacceptably high. 

As a consequence the director of the Spaceguard Centre has made the decision to cancel public tours of the observatory until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this decision, but the safety of our visitors must be the overriding concern.

We look forward to seeing you once this problem has gone away!

We are easily accessible from the main A4113 that passes through Knighton, and signed from the main road just east of the town.

The Centre is about 8 minutes drive up Llanshay Lane. If you are using SatNav or online maps with our postcode, ignore them for the last couple of miles and stay on Llanshay Lane until you see signs for the Spaceguard Centre (about 1.5 miles). To open a local map in a separate window use this link.

There is a regular train service to Knighton, but it is a long walk from the station! A taxi is a better solution.

Public Tours (suitable for ages 9+)

Day: Adults £7.00, Children (5-15 yrs) £4.00

Evening (Pre-booked only.  We do not run evening tours when we are on BST): Adults £8.00, Children (5-15 yrs) £5.00.  A minimum charge of £48 will apply to evening tours and pre-booked groups.

School Tours (suitable for primary & secondary schools)

For details of school tours see our Education page.


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The Spaceguard Centre,
Llanshay Lane,
Knighton, Powys,
LD7 1LW. United Kingdom.

Tel: 01547 520247

Tour Times

Conducted tours only, no unaccompanied access.

Open Wednesday to Sunday at the following times:

1 May to 30 September
10.30am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm

1 October to 30 April
2.00pm and 4.00pm

Day or evening group tours can be booked for any time during the year.

Daytime tours last for about an hour and a half, depending on how many questions are raised! Evening tours can last longer if the sky is clear.

Contact us to check availability.
Numbers are limited, and we sometimes have large groups.