Spotting Scopes & Telescopes

Our range of state-of-the-art telescopes provides clear and quality images. Choose either a straight or angled model from industry experts Kowa, Swarovski, Leica and Viking Optical.

We’re honoured to stock the best spotting scopes and telescopes in the industry. Designed and tested for easy use and to a high calibre for both beginners and experts.

Whether you prefer a straight telescope to follow fast-moving objects or an angled model for maximum comfort when observing for long periods of time – we have a range of new, used or ex-demo products to suit your needs.

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Avocet 50mm compact telescope with 8-24x eyepiece & case

£199.00
This truly compact birdwatching scope packs high quality optics and surprising specs into a lightweight body with an affordable price tag. Incredibly versatile, you may find this becoming your 'go-to' scope. It's ideal for travel due to its portability, size and weight but equally at home as a first spotting scope for those of you new to using telescopes to watch wildlife. This wonderfully portable birding scope could also become a favourite for the more experienced birder - with no tripod required and some serious optics including impressive close focus, the Avocet 50mm compact scope has to be a strong contender for your next scope purchase. 

Harrier 65mm ED telescope with 16-48x eyepiece & case

£460.00
The RSPB Harrier spotting scope with 65mm objective lens, a 16-48x zoom eyepiece and padded stay-on-case. 

Harrier 80mm ED telescope with 20-60x eyepiece & case

£510.00
The RSPB Harrier spotting scope with 80mm objective lens, a 20-60x zoom eyepiece and padded stay-on-case. 

Hilkinson Natureline 50 Telescope

£119.95
Introducing the new compact and lightweight Hilkinson NatureLine 50 telescope – The new benchmark in affordable, portable, quality optics.

Hilkinson Natureline 80 Telescope

£219.95
Introducing the new Hilkinson NatureLine 80 telescope – the new benchmark in affordable quality optics.This scope offers 20-60x magnification and an 80mm objective lens allowing you to get closer to nature at a great price. The fully multi coated optics on this scope provide good light transmission, resolution, and contrast in all light conditions. This rugged scope is also great in any weather thanks to the fully waterproof and nitrogen filled construction.

KOWA C-883N NEOPRENE CASE FOR TSN-883

£179.00
The latest addition to the Kowa EQUIP accessory range - A luxury neoprene stay-on case specially designed for the TSN-883.

Kowa TSN-66A Prominar Scope kit

£2,449.00
TSN-66 PROMINAR 66mm PURE FLUORITE CRYSTAL SPOTTING SCOPEThe TSN-66 PROMINAR is the newest member of Kowa’s PROMINAR family of spotting scopes, boasting exceptional pure fluorite crystal optics that have earned Kowa global acclaim.
  • TSN-66A PROMINAR angled spotting scope
  • TE-11WZ II 25-60x wide zoom eyepiece

Kowa TSN-82SV Kit

Original price was: £1,210.00.Current price is: £1,125.00.
Large 82mm objective lens model with outstanding light gathering power, bright field of view and great value.TSN-82SV Angled spotting scope body TE-9Z 20-60x eyepiece C-821 stay-on-case

Kowa TSN-88A Prominar Angled Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ II WA Zoom eyepiece

£3,139.00
Kowa is a renowned expert in the field of optics, creating optics and spotting scopes with the intention to provide a crystal clear optical experience, allowing you to observe and enjoy the natural world in its truest vibrancy and colour. Their latest optical advancements can be found in their new TSN-88 PROMINAR-88mm Spotting Scope. This zoom kit comes with a TE-11WZ II 25-60x wide zoom eyepiece, the addition of this eyepiece allows you to enjoy additional focal length. Making it great for observing birds and creatures far away, an ideal feature if you are hoping not to disturb any creature's habitat. 

KOWA TSN-99A PROMINAR 30-70X ANGLED ZOOM KIT

£3,699.00
A very special new addition to the Kowa Optics Range. Pure fluorite crystal Spotting Scope.  The TSN-99 PROMINAR with 30-70 wide angled eyepiece. 

Leica APO-Televid 65 angled view spotting scope + 25-50X zoom eyepiece

Original price was: £2,475.00.Current price is: £2,299.00.
This top-class small, compact spotting scope, is under 12in. (only 30 cm) in length!. Due to its size and low weight it is ideal for those who are active during the day but do not want to sacrifice optical performance e.g. when trekking or walking in the mountains.

Opticron MM3 50ED c/w 12-36x HDF Eyepiece and Stay On Case – Used

£250.00
Opticron MM3 50ED c/w 12-36x HDF Eyepiece and Stay On Case - UsedIn excellent condition - lenses scratch free

Swarovski 115mm Objective – 30-70x

£2,415.00

115mm objective module

The 115-mm objective module raises the bar with the largest lenses on the market. This gives you a crucial benefit, particularly at dawn and dusk. Now you can see things others miss.

Swarovski ATC 17-40×56 Spotting Scope

£2,040.00
Swarovski is renowned for producing high-quality scopes and optics, they have used their market-leading expertise to produce the new ATC 17-40x56 spotting scope. Designed with an intuitive operational body this lightweight and compact scope is ideal for being carried over rough terrain and remote areas. 

Swarovski ATC 17-40×56 Spotting Scope – Burnt Orange

£2,040.00
Swarovski is renowned for producing high-quality scopes and optics, they have used their market-leading expertise to produce the new ATC 17-40x56 spotting scope. Designed with an intuitive operational body this lightweight and compact scope is ideal for being carried over rough terrain and remote areas. 

Swarovski ATM 80 with 30x Eyepiece – Used

£1,250.00
Swarovski ATM 80 telescope with a 30x fixed eyepiece.Used in very good condition. There is a very small mark on the eyepiece but this can not be seen when looking through the scope and does not affect the viewing.

Swarovski Habicht AT 80 HD Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece

£600.00
Swarovski Habicht AT 80 HD scope with 20-60x eyepieceUsed in excellent condition - no marks on lenses. Small surface marks on scope body.

Swarovski STC 17-40×56 Spotting Scope

£2,040.00
Swarovski is renowned for producing high-quality scopes and optics, they have used their market-leading expertise to produce the new STC 17-40x56 spotting scope. Designed with an intuitive operational body this lightweight and compact scope is ideal for being carried over rough terrain and remote areas. 

Swarovski STX eyepiece module

£2,045.00
Taking functionality to a new level: the STX  spotting scope system combines exceptionally flexible modularity with optical perfection.

Viking 50mm 12-36x ED Pro Telescope + Case Ex Display

Original price was: £499.00.Current price is: £275.00.
Premium Compact scope with High Quality ED Glass. Comes with caseEx display in excellent condition

Viking Swallow 50 Scope Kit

£159.95
The all new and improved Viking Swallow 50 Scope for 2023 – This is a completely new scope replacing the previous Swallow 50. With improved ergonomics, optics and build quality, complete with a built-in sunshade.

Viking Swallow ED 50mm Kit

£399.00
Following on from the success of the Swallow 65mm and 80mm ED models, we introduce the compact Swallow ED 50mmFrom the extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective elements to the dielectric coatings on the prisms, these telescopes perform to a level not seen in instruments at this price point before.A lightweight, yet robust, polycarbonate body material    

Viking Swallow ED 65mm Kit

£449.00
Following on from the success of the Swallow 65mm and 80mm models, we introduce an even better optical performance experience with the Swallow ED 65mm and  80mm.From the extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective elements to the dielectric coatings on the prisms, these telescopes perform to a level not seen in instruments at this price point before.A lightweight, yet robust, polycarbonate body material 

Viking Swallow ED 80mm Kit

£499.00
Following on from the success of the Swallow 65mm and 80mm models, we introduce an even better optical performance experience with the Swallow ED 65mm and  80mm.From the extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective elements to the dielectric coatings on the prisms, these telescopes perform to a level not seen in instruments at this price point before.A lightweight, yet robust, polycarbonate body material 

What is the best telescope for beginners?

We have numerous good quality telescopes for sale that are easy to use at any level. The specifications vary but generally fit loosely into three size categories: 50mm objective lenses with a typical zoom magnification range of around 12x-36x, 60mm or 65mm with a zoom range 15x-45x, and 80mm+ with zoom range 20x-60x. 

What should I look for when buying a telescope?

Image quality and any other criteria such as size, weight, and budget. There is no substitute for trying out to find the perfect fit.

What do I need to know before buying a telescope?

Other than the three size categories listed above, it's worth bearing in mind that to get the best possible viewing from a telescope, some form of extra support will be necessary (ideally a tripod) as the high magnification is impossible to hand hold.

Should I buy a telescope or binoculars?

With its higher magnification, a telescope is very useful for more distant observation but due to the narrow field of view that makes finding closer and more fleeting subjects difficult, nature enthusiasts would recommend binoculars to have enough magnification for most of your wildlife encounters, as well as being the more popular choice the majority of the time.

What is the difference between spotting scopes and telescopes?

Everything about a telescope is designed to maximise your long-range viewing of space and the night sky. It has a large optical tube for more light gathering, intense magnification capabilities for viewing things millions of lightyears away and an angled viewing lens for comfort. However, all this makes it quite a heavy and large object, which means it’s not very portable and is almost impossible for terrestrial viewing.

For terrestrial viewing, such as nature observation, this is where spotting scopes shine. The magnification is much lower and will not work well at night however the image quality due to the precision glass elements is much higher. This means that you can get exceptional close-up views of nature from great distances. Although these spotting scopes are optimised for terrestrial observation, they will offer fantastic views of the moon. Spotting scopes can be configured in have straight or angled viewing depending on your needs, However, if you want to view more of the night sky and astronomy as spotting scope is not for you.