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

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

£449.00
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

£499.00
The RSPB Harrier spotting scope with 80mm objective lens, a 20-60x zoom eyepiece and padded stay-on-case.  

Hilkinson Kestrel 15-45×60 Angled Zoom Spotting Scope – EX DEMO

£149.95 £79.00
EX DEMO - IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
  • 15-45x zoom capability for superb detail
  • Waterproof rugged rubber amoured body
  • Ergonomic zoom eyepiece and quick focusing system
  • BaK-4 Porro Prism with fully multi-coated optics
  • Features a twist up eyecup for comfortable use

KOWA C-881 STAY-ON-CASE FOR TSN-883

£71.00
Provides protection to spotting scope body whilst still retaining full use out in the field. Includes stay-on objective lens and

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 C-884N NEOPRENE CASE FOR TSN-884

£179.00
The latest addition to the Kowa EQUIP accessory range - A luxury neoprene stay-on case specially designed for the TSN-884.

Kowa TE-11WZ 25-60X WIDE EYEPIECE

£569.00
KOWA TE-11WZ 25-60X wide zoom for TSN 880/770 spotting scopes.

Kowa TE-14WD 30x wide eyepiece

£229.00
High qualtiy 30x fixed wide angle eyepiece.

Kowa TE-17HD 25x LER eyepiece

£195.00
Compatiable with the following current Kowa System S spotting scopes: TSN-601/602 | TSN-663M/664M | TSN-82SV Compatible with the following historical spotting scopes:

Kowa TE-20H 25X LER EYEPIECE

£269.00
Compatible with Kowa TSN-880 and TSN-770 series spotting scopes

Kowa TSN 773 Kit

£1,699.00
Kowa 77mm XD lens model - superior performance in a compact body. TSN-773 angled spotting scope body TE-11WZ 25-60x wide eyepiece C-771 stay-on-case  

Kowa TSN 774 Kit

£1,699.00
Kowa 77mm XD lens model - superior performance in a compact body. TSN-774 straight spotting scope body TE-11WZ 25-60x wide eyepiece C-771 stay-on-case  

Kowa TSN-554 15-45X

£1,499.00
A truly unique compact spotting scope featuring a fluorite crystal objective lens, designed to  make your journeys truly memorable and immersive.

KOWA TSN-663M SPOTTING SCOPE KIT WITH FREE EX16s 1.6x Extender

£1,199.00
This kit includes TSE-Z9B 20-60x twist up eyepiece and stay on case and FREE EX16s 1.6x EXTENDER

Kowa TSN-82SV Kit

£999.00
Large 82mm objective lens model with outstanding light gathering power, bright field of view and great value. TSN-82SV straight spotting scope body TE-9Z 20-60x eyepiece C-821 stay-on-case

Kowa TSN-884 Kit

£2,299.00
The ultimate viewing experience TSN-884 straight spotting scope body TE-11WZ 25-60x wide eyepiece C-882 stay-on-case

Opticron Waterproof Stay on Case Green for MM 3/4 50 GA ED/45

£64.95
Waterproof multi-layer padded case designed to fit the Opticron MM3 50 GA ED/45 Travelscope. Protects the instrument in storage, during transport and when fitted to a tripod and in use.

Swarovski 115mm Objective – 30-70x

£2,370.00

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 CTC 30×75 with fixed eyepiece 30x W

£1,015.00
Extendable spotting scopes from SWAROVSKI OPTIK have been performing in harsh conditions for decades.

Swarovski STX eyepiece module

£1,770.00
Taking functionality to a new level: the STX  spotting scope system combines exceptionally flexible modularity with optical perfection.

Used Swarovski ATS 65 HD +20-60x + Stay on case Kit

£1,429.00
Used Swarovski ATS65 HD + 20-60x + stay on case, Excellent condition Kit Includes:
  • Manfrotto 190BWB+ 700RC2 Head
  •  Unbranded Tripod carrier
  •  RSPB tripod strap.
  • Manfrotto Hide Clamp

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

£499.00 £299.00
Premium Compacts scope with High Quality ED Glass

Industry Leading Telescopes in UK

At Viking Optical Centres, we’re honoured to stock the best 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, either way we have a range of new, used or ex-demo products.

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 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.