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Address: Douglas Head, Douglas

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Unique, Unusual and Very Clever

Whilst waiting for our ferry to arrive we decided to pass the time and whilst driving around Douglas saw signs for the Camera Obscura and decided to visit. It was amazing, none of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Whilst waiting for our ferry to arrive we decided to pass the time and whilst driving around Douglas saw signs for the Camera Obscura and decided to visit. It was amazing, none of our party had ever seen one before. So clever with the mirrors projecting an image for us to see. There were multiple images of different angles of... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A steep climb up from the beach by road or steps but when you get there it is interesting. Once the eyes are focussed in the dark of the hut, the pictures are clear but really you don't see much more that the naked eye, but it was an ingenious idea.

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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice little 5 or 10 minute visit when up Douglas head. It's an old fashioned Victorian tourist attraction and has a nice feel to it as such. It's not going to take your breath away with the views you can see anyways but it's a nice glimpse back in time.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quirky and worth the walk/visit. Good views over the harbour and the coast. Friendly and enthusiastic staff

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New York
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Fun, Old School, interesting, cool, enlightening, and sweet lady that runs it makes it even better. The light was quickly diminishing when we arrived so we got a free look:)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of few specific things I remembered from last island visit 60 years ago! Staffed by knowledgeable and pleasant volunteers. Nice way to pass an hour before homeward ferry.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is worth a visit. Victor robins must have thought this to be the height of advanced visual technology. It is a credit to the Isle of Man that's this place stroll exists at all. In most cities around the world it would have been trashed. Well worth a visitor.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had trouble locating it until a local guided us to it, nice little feature on the hill, nice hike to the top and good picnic spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It is so different to anything that you would expect, it is definitely worth a visit just for the experience.

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Cheshire
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place is a must visit if only to make the donation to keep it open. It's historical presence matches the similar camera in Llandudno. The volunteers on the door are so helpful and even though it only takes a few minutes to see inside it is an amazing piece of history.

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Address: Douglas Head, Douglas
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas

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