UK Retailer Guide 2016

Credit: Jesse Beaman / Stargazing Scotland

The Widescreen Centre

Now in our 46th year, The Widescreen Centre offers expert, impartial advice – and some amazing deals – across a full spectrum of the best astronomy equipment.


We stock all the major brands, so you can compare and contrast competing models.

Our new dark-sky site neat Ely, Cambridgeshire, offers evening openings by appointment and the opportunity to really see before you buy.

New showroom opens October 4th.

Tel: 01353 776199



Harrison Telescopes

Specialising in astronomical telescopes, we are authorised dealers for the leading brands.

We stock computerised telescopes up to 20” apertures, Wi-Fi telescopes and a full range of eyepieces, filters, camera adapters and much more.

In addition to our Astronomical telescopes we have Solar telescopes and binoculars as well as Giant binoculars for day or night use.

Tel: 01322 403407




Sherwoods is a family owned optics business established for over 70 years and based near Stratford Upon Avon that specialises in the supply of astronomical telescope scopes, binoculars and accessories from leading optical manufacturers.

As a specialist independent our product knowledge is very high and we offer more than just a source for discounted telescopes and binoculars.

Full mail-order facilities, including overnight delivery on many of the telescopes and binoculars held from stock, either by phone or online.

Tel: 01789 488880


Green Witch

Green Witch is a leading supplier of telescopes, binoculars and accessories for astronomy.

Founded by former members of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in 1998, Green Witch is dedicated to helping you choose and use the right equipment.

We also carry an extensive range of telescopes and binoculars for nature and leisure, which you are welcome to try before you buy.

Whether you visit our showrooms or buy online you can be sure of excellent service.

Tel: 01924 477719 – Birstall

01767 677025 – Gransden


Essex Astro

We are a family run shop based in Essex.

We stock many top brands of telescopes, mounts, accessories and books, and aim to bring you an out of this world experience.

We feel that it’s very important for customers to see products in the flesh to enable them to get the right telescope/equipment for their needs and budget.

We believe in 100% customer satisfaction so why not come and pay our shop a visit for some friendly face to face advice?

Tel: 01621 730533



Telescope House

Telescope House is the UK’s longest established retailer of astronomical equipment and the number one place to get started in astronomy.

From basic telescopes to advanced astrophotography systems, we can supply some of the best products from around the world.

Check out our website, with active stock control, or visit our showroom to talk to the experts and view the large selection of telescopes, binoculars and accessories from major brands, including Bresser, Meade, Explore Scientific, Skywatcher and Lunt Solar Systems.

Tel: 01342 837610