City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Observatory


Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Morningside, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 668 8404

The main astronomy observatory, in the South of Edinburgh, distinguished by its distinctive copper domes atop Blackford Hill.

The Observatory has a public visitor centre, star gazing, educational talks, and other events.

The Royal Observatory is also home to Edinburgh University's astronomy research group and an establishment of a UK Research Council.