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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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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
Opens in 23 min
Hours Today: 09:30 - 20:00
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun,we are in our 20s and managed to have a good laugh in here even though I feel it's more aimed at children maybe? Bit pricey but there are many floors ! I was extremely impressed that there was a "spider warning" at the...More

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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mina, and thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you had fun exploring our five floors and over 100 interactive exhibits. We feel there is something for all ages to engage with and have fun. We understand that many people have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Children really enjoyed the show and enjoyed "splatting" folk on the street. Holly's explanation was brilliant and it was great seeing Edinburgh from a different perspective. Very interactive and exciting displays. A lovely day had by all.

Thank ikke2013
TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It’s great to hear that you had a fun day out and enjoyed Holly’s Camera Obscura show! Thanks for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this attraction, picked up a leaflet and earmarked it for a cloudy/rainy day. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a couple of hours of fun and laughter. Kids will love it. Adult will too -...More

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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to hear Camera Obscura surpassed your expectations and you had a fun day out! We have five floors with over 100 interactive exhibits to amuse all ages. Thanks for recommending Camera Obscura and World of Illusions to others and we hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to pay a visit to get out of the rain (well it is Scotland) and it was lots of fun. Even grownups can enjoy themselves with all the interactive activities. A lot more to do than I thought there would be.More

Thank Yvonne W
TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Yvonne, we are thrilled to hear you had a great time and you would recommend us to others. We have so much to see and do inside, that on average it takes 1.5-2 hours to see the whole attraction. It is great to know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd seen this advertised and didn't quite expect it to be what it was. What a feast of illusions and light. Still can't get over the tunnel illusion - I went through several times.More

Thank James D
TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi James, we are pleased to hear we surpassed your expectations and you had an amazing visit. Our Vortex Tunnel is a popular exhibit as it boggles your senses, we're impressed you made it through several times! We are thrilled you had fun and would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't planned to visit this place, but were burning some time before our scheduled time at the castle. We ended up spending a few hours here and loving it! There's so much to do, make sure to go to the top level and do...More

Thank Julia C
TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julia, thank you for your amazing review. It's great to hear how much you loved discovering our five floors and over 100 interactive exhibits. We agree, the 165-year-old Camera Obscura Show really is very cool, a unique way to see Edinburgh. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience Dan was a fantastic tour guide. Engaged my 6 year old boy on his birthday. I would recommend it for all ages. Paula.More

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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paula, and thank you for your five-star review. We are delighted to hear your son had a fun birthday with us and that Dan did a fantastic job as your guide. We will be sure to pass on your kind words. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Science and fun all rolled into a brilliant space. The Camera obscura starts the tour, looking far and wide across Edinburgh. The other floors give optics and optical illusions a chance to enthral and dazzleMore

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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. It sounds like you had a good time during your visit! With over 100 interactive exhibits as well as the 165-year-old Camera Obscura itself, we think there’s something to delight and bamboozle...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Camera Obscura was really fun! Despite it being right next to the castle it definitely isn’t as packed and busy which is nice. We got there in time for the daily show at the very top in the tower. Marta showed us the view of...More

Thank Niamh K
TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Niamh, thanks for your lovely review. We’re really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. The views from the Rooftop Terrace and inside the Camera Obscura itself really are quite something. We hope you got some good pictures! We’ll pass your kind comments on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I were recommended to visit this attraction whilst staying in Edinburgh. I felt we had regressed to our childhood with some of the wonderful exhibits. The museum is situated in an old building, & there are displays on 6 floors- with no...More

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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sylvia, and thank you for your five-star recommendation. We are delighted to hear what a wonderful time you and your husband had at the attraction and that you enjoyed being big kids again with our many hands-on exhibits. The views from our Rooftop Terrace...More

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wendyhaw
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Response from leither71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is lots to keep a 4 year old entertained.
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Daniel C
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hi Daniel, thanks for getting in touch. We believe we are great value for money, offering visitors the chance to get hands-on with over 100 interactive exhibits, as well as experience our stunning 360 degree rooftop views... More
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