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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Admission Ticket
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, Scotland
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All reviews all ages vortex tunnel great fun no lift five floors couple of hours kids and adults few hours a lot of fun interactive exhibits any age whole family rainy day great attraction edinburgh castle royal mile mirror
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Reviewed today

It was right across from our hotel and was a really fun way to spend a few hours. Engaging for all ages.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank swadesie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place must be interesting for people who know nothing or little about illusions. It’s a great place to spend time when it’s raining. Otherwise stay away. Not worth its price.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sonnentor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I want to start this review by commenting on how friendly and professional the staff were. It made a real difference to our trip, they literally went above and beyond their job to help customers feel welcome. Some of the items we had seen before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ebonsattar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After waiting in a short cue the journey began. Camera Obscura is both funny and entertaining but also extremely interesting and factual. Its nice to see as Edinburgh grows and develops Camera Obscura does too. Staff were all very lovely too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank caitland2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went early Monday morning and wasn't that busy, so didn't feel rushed and got to try all the activities. Views from top were great. Very friendly and helpful staff! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wright222
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would recommend camera obscura to anyone young or old, it’s a really great hands on experience and your inner child does come out!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlie F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Our grandchildren loved it and so did we. The grandchildren especially loved the Vortex.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yorkiesd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be prepared for a myriad of illusions and see a shorter, taller, fatter, thinner you. Walk through a maze of optical illusions and watch unsuspecting people of Edinburgh going about their daily business completely unaware of their audience! Magic and fun.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Irene S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exploring the Camera Obscura was so fun, and interesting, we enjoyed nearly everything and discovered new things. The staff was nice and helpful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gaiagiordanii
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing time, 5 floors of wonderful illusions which definitely makes you laugh. Once entering, you get your hand stamped and can return up until 9pm the same day. As a couple , we went around the full attraction in 1 hour, so it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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379alir
January 18, 2019|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hello. We always expect to be busy during English school holidays, and, for that reason we operate extended opening hours, 9am-9pm. Saturday is always our busiest day outwith school holiday times, but either way, if you... More
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V8300WCheleng
January 8, 2019|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hello! On average, our visitors spend a good two hours here and many spend much longer. In the evening there won’t be daylight for the full camera obscura presentation, but one of our friendly guides will give you a... More
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lilashy
December 25, 2018|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for getting in touch. You do not need to book in advance, we always have availability for walk-up admission. If you would like to book in advance you can do this through our TripAdvisor page. We look forward to... More
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