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30 Oct 2023




The UK ATC buildings as seen from Blackford Hill.



​​​The UK ATC buildings as seen from Blackford Hill.The UK Astronomy Technology Centre​

Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Blackford Hill



Phone: 0131 668 8100​

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Phone: ​​0844 804 1440​

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UK ATC is located at The Royal Observatory Edinburgh situated on Blackford Hill, to the south of the city​. The Royal Observatory is sign-posted from the Cameron Toll roundabout, Mayfield Road and Blackford Avenue. 

The nearest airport is Edinburgh which is approximatley 10 miles from UK ATC (35 minutes drive or 1 hour on public transport); Glasgow Airport is approximatly 65 miles (1 hour 45 minutes drive or 2 hours 30 minutes by public transport).

Public transport 

Nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverly. Walking from Edinburgh Waverly to The Royal Observatory takes approximately 1 hour; cycling from Edinburgh Waverly takes approximately 20 minutes. 

Lothian Regional Transport bus routes 9 and 38 stop at the bottom of Observatory Road. Other routes 3, 8, 24, 29, 31, 33, 37 and 37A all stop 15-20 minutes walk from UK ATC.

Please note all public transport routes include a steep 0.5 km walk up hill​.

​Find out how to get to the UK ATC​.