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Address: Douglas Head, Douglas
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Great views of the sea

Great views from here but you need a car to get there or else it is a really long climb from the bottom. No public transport.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great views from here but you need a car to get there or else it is a really long climb from the bottom. No public transport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Called here to fill in some time before boarding the ferry and it was worth it. The views are wonderful but guess the weather was on our side. Our 11yr also found it fascinating which is a good sign. Nice end to a lovely bread ...note only open on weekends and nice days (they fly a flag outside when open!)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A bit of a walk and a climb at Douglas head to visit this attraction, but unfortunately on our day it was closed, which was a big disappointment. It is staffed only by volunteers.

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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I would have liked to have tried the Camera Obscura but it is only open for limited times on weekends and bank holidays. I realise it is manned by volunteers but on a sunny day in August it was disappointing to find it closed.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was a waste of time renovating this thing. It wasn't popular in Victorian Times and its not popular now for a good reason, the best thing about it is how nice it looks from the outside. About 80 metres away are two pairs of binoculars which you can use FOR FREE to look across the bay. Way better, I... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If views across bays are your thing, then this is THE place to be. A lovely way to spend an hour or two with the family just admiring the wonderful Manx scenery

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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10 attraction reviews
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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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