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Unique thing to visit.

What a shame, be warned, this is only open at weekends...we actually didn't get to see inside, but... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Sally B
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Douglas Camera obscura

Victorian curiosity perfectly preserved, shows 360 views of the surrounding area, using only lenses... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2017
David S
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to visit for many years but not normally on the island when its open - weekends and bank holidays. There is a very small admission fee. Finally went today and even though Manannan's cloak was over Douglas Bay there were still great views. Mr Quayle was so interesting to talk to about the history of the camera obscura and the local area. Another tick on the bucket list. I would definitely go again

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Run by volunteers this Victorian attraction is open at weekends check on line before visiting. If you cross the swing bridge in Douglas and turn left towards the port you come to a set of steps which lead up to the camera obscura. The obscura is unique as it has 11 different views where most obscura only have one.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Fab Victoriana, try to go when there are boats in harbour as you see them moving and its fun! It will take you all of 10 minutes to walk round and there is parking nearby. Just a lovely quaint trip back to yesteryear

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place before coming and decided to check it out. Despite the poor weather, the view did not disappoint ! Very easy to reach and would highly recommend it to all

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Quite brilliant piece of Victorian ingenuity. One suspects this is why it is maintained to impeccable standards by a group of local enthusiasts. Will today's Generation iGadget get what on earth is going on?

Date of experience: April 2017
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