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Camera Obscura

Douglas Head, Douglas
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Douglas
Type: Lookouts
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English first
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This attraction is so unusual it is really worth a visit. However, it is best seen when the weather is clear otherwise it is not possible to get the full benefit of what it offers. The only thing we feel is a great shame is that it is only open at weekends. I am sure it would be worthwhile or... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Walked 2 miles to this attraction only to find it is only open at weekends and Bank Holidays. Advertised so widely but not open enough.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We went in this Victorian camera obscura after scattering my Uncle's ashes up Douglas head. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. It was fantastic looking at a shelf and seeing what is happening outside round you. Well worth the £2 entry charge

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Certainly an experience climbing up to the Obscura! Once there quite interesting but for £2 each a little overpriced (yes i appreciate they have to keep things going). Volunteers very friendly and helpful.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautifully restored, a piece of Victoriana at it's best. Just check the opening hours as it's manned by a volunteer force.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is something special, original Victorian curio with live views of Douglas displayed inside. This is more like a moving photograph than a tv image and is quite odd and fascinating. Well worth a visit, look out for the flag flying to see it's open. Only works on a sunny day!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great experience. Just like stepping back into the Victorian day. The views may have slightly changed but are still breathtaking! Once you have visited the Obscura you will want to return in the future for another. Really worth a look at, if you excuse the pun.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you haven't been to one, them give it ago. But if you have somewhere else this is just the same. Run by volunteers they are pleased to help you

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Camperdown
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

There were plenty of sites around Douglas to satisfy any photographer or tourist. We are very happy with our photos as we were blessed with magic weather.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It is on a cliff top with great views and is a fascinating old buiding. Don't climb up just to see this but it is worth visiting if you are out for a walk anyway

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