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Foredown Tower

Foredown Road | Portslade, Brighton BN41 2EW, England
+44 1273 415625
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A hidden experience

Foredown Tower in Hangleton is well worth a visit as a place of interest, as it houses one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hippyfreddz
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St Austell, United Kingdom
Educational private visit

Peter J. Fishenden excelled himself by giving an informative talk and demonstrating the camera... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
jilliana R
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4 weeks ago
“A hidden experience”
14 Apr 2018
“Educational private visit”
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Foredown Road | Portslade, Brighton BN41 2EW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Foredown Tower in Hangleton is well worth a visit as a place of interest, as it houses one of the only two Camera Obscure in the south of England. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who, for a very small charge, will give a wonderful demonstration of.this...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Peter J. Fishenden excelled himself by giving an informative talk and demonstrating the camera Obscura. Highly recommended.

Thank jilliana R
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

The views from the camera obscure are amazing but I;m pretty sure it is closed now, best check with the council. nice walk from there to devils Dyke or Saddlescoombe.

Thank Material M
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

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
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Reviewed September 11, 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

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Reviewed February 28, 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

2  Thank Thewanderingwinos
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Reviewed September 9, 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 Chris T
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Reviewed August 5, 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
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Reviewed April 2, 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

4  Thank Samantha C
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Reviewed December 11, 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

2  Thank Davey511
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