Old City Observatory Tours – Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Old City Observatory


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Calton Hill, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh
Hours : Opening by arrangement only

About this place

The Old City Observatory is also known as the Calton Hill Observatory. Its construction was inspired by a Greek Temple of the Four Winds and is designed by William Henry Playfair in 1818. The construction of this astronomical observatory finished in 1822. In the main gall there is a pillar which supports the telescope. The building retains some of the original instruments like the Frauenhofer and the Cooke telescope.

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