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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, Scotland
+44 131 226 3709
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Fascinating

This place must be on your to do list in Edinburgh. Amazing!!!!! Started off on floor 6... read more

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Liane M
via mobile
Edinburgh 2017

Actually very interesting didn't think it was for me but how wrong was I,Quite a bit of a workout... read more

Reviewed yesterday
EcclestnFamily
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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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Enjoy unique 360 degree panoramic views over Edinburgh from the fascinating Camera Obscura and rooftop terrace. In World of Illusions, experience five floors of interactive hands-on optical illusions, tricks and fun things to do including vortex tunnel, mirror maze and shrinking room. Get involved, play, touch everything. Great fun for all ages and nationalities, whatever the weather. Scotland’s oldest purpose-built attraction, established in 1835. Tickets are valid all day, just get your hand stamped and come and go as you please all day long. If you don't see everything we give you a free pass to come back the next day. Unique money back guarantee if not fully satisfied. Free Wifi. 'Best family attraction in Britain’, The Telegraph. 'Five Stars, outstanding, world class', VisitScotland. Bring your camera - lots of photo opportunities throughout. Allow about 2 hours. Please note the attraction is located in a listed 17th Century building over 5 floors without a lift. Open every day, open late on holidays. Latest news: Autowed has arrived - get married, renew vows or become 'best friends forever', with our friendly robotic wedding machine.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
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  • Terrible1%
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“mirror maze” (554 reviews)
“all ages” (981 reviews)
“vortex tunnel” (408 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place must be on your to do list in Edinburgh. Amazing!!!!! Started off on floor 6. Really didnt know what to expect whenever we were taken into a small room with a dome. Don't want to spoil it for anyone but it was so...More

1  Thank Liane M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Actually very interesting didn't think it was for me but how wrong was I,Quite a bit of a workout over various floors but a must visit

1  Thank EcclestnFamily
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband took our two young daughters aged 5 and 9. He loves roller coasters and thrill rides etc and has no fear of heights or motion sickness but they all came out feeling a bit nauseous and dizzy. It was the bridge that did...More

1  Thank Shawnella L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have never been and wasn't sure what I was going to but loved it!! Can go round at your pace, take as long or as little time as you want on each floor. So much to see and learn and loved the interactive displays. The...More

1  Thank soniariley
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the camera obscura and have spend a 1,5 h to visit it. We liked it very much, because it is something else than history. It is very enjoyable for adults and children. Really worth visiting it !!!

1  Thank Nelly2712
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went during the Tatto and Fringe festival so it was very busy but it was well worth going. There are a lot of steps to climb. BE WARNED. The kids will love it but be careful not to loose them in all the rooms...More

1  Thank Pamsfella
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a couple of hours here with the children. We should have organised Tesco Clubcard vouchers for here, but didnt have time. The staff are very helpful, it was very busy but was great for my 13 year old.

1  Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful experience, well worth a visit, where did two hours go, the staff were all friendly and informative.

1  Thank Diane H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant place to go for all the family lots to do and see and test the brain, take your own time and see it all

1  Thank Helen J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my grandchildren and from the moment they entered they were busy discovering, experiencing and learning... marvellous place - they want to go back!

1  Thank Mazza4533
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Chloe-ollie1620
30 May 2017|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hello there. We welcome hundreds of school groups every year and many schools bring groups year after year! Many of our interactive and light themed exhibits lend themselves to topics studied in the classroom and, as well... More
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Chloe-ollie1620
30 May 2017|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hello there. We welcome hundreds of school groups every year and many schools bring groups year after year! Many of our interactive and light themed exhibits lend themselves to topics studied in the classroom and, as well... More
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Evonne J
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Response from Monika M | Reviewed this property |
agree with above answers , you don't need to take care of ordering online beforehands :)
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