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Foredown Tower

Foredown Road | Portslade, Brighton BN41 2EW, England
+44 1273 415625
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Family Visit only

This is basically a converted water tower. The steep steps take you up into the inside of the water... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
doug t
Science in action

In a converted water tower of all places. Great views of the Downs and the coast in real life from... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
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5 days ago
“Family Visit only”
11 Sep 2016
“Science in action”
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Foredown Road | Portslade, Brighton BN41 2EW, England
+44 1273 415625
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is basically a converted water tower. The steep steps take you up into the inside of the water container. It has been converted into an observatory for all about as it is a form of vintage camera. This is fun for young children as...More

Thank doug t
Reviewed 12 September 2016

In a converted water tower of all places. Great views of the Downs and the coast in real life from the top of the tower, and even more views via the camera obscura. Despite all the moving images we see all the time, everyone was...More

Thank john592
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We came here primarily to see the camera obscura, having just seen one in Spain and suddenly realising we had one on our own doorstop. It is run by volunteers and open on Tuesday's, Thursday's and the last Saturday of the month at 11am, 12...More

1  Thank Thewanderingwinos
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A bit difficult to find but worth it. We went with our children who loved it. Fascinating to see the camera obscura working.

Thank CT13Brighton
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I'm sure that this would be a lovely attraction if it were open. It's a bit of a schlep out of Brighton so to get there and find a piece of paper on the gate telling you it's shut all summer 2015 was somewhat annoying....More

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 2 April 2015

You know what it's like, you live close by, it's a familiar sight so you take it for granted. Having received a leaflet from their recent sainsburys visit and realising there was a cafe on site (everyone loves a cuppa that's not in their own...More

3  Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The camera is housed in an old water tower on top of the downs and there are spectacular views of the surrounding coast and countryside. In Victorian times these were a popular attraction, to-day there are very few places where one can step inside the...More

1  Thank Davey511
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Foredown Tower is actually in Portslade not Brighton, The Camera Obscura is open on Tuesday and Thursday, with wonderful views - a real must. There is a lovely cafe with garden on the ground floor, with very cheerful helpful happy staff. Also a good stop...More

Thank scarlet15
Reviewed 20 November 2014

The camera obscura is fab! It's like watching a round film of the 360 degrees surroundings, in live detail. My faves are cars and trucks zipping by on the by-pass, you can even see seagulls flying! And people walking their dogs. The demonstrator was very...More

1  Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

I once visited Foredown to look over the stunning views of Mile Oak I wasn't disappointed its a shame it is now closed as it is such a local landmark!

2  Thank BevieJaffi
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