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Edinburgh: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Ticket

Edinburgh: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Ticket

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Enjoy a visit filled with surprises as you explore over 100 interactive, hands-on illusions. Head up to the rooftop terrace for the best views in Edinburgh over the city, and discover the Victorian Camera Obscura.

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  • Venture through 5 floors of amazing illusions
  • Get hands-on with over 100 interactive exhibits
  • Discover breathtaking rooftop views of Edinburgh
  • Be amazed by the Victorian Camera Obscura
Full description
As you weave your way through the World of Illusions, remember nothing is as it seems. Venture through 5 floors jam-packed with over 100 illusions. Start at the rooftop terrace and enjoy 360-degree views of Edinburgh. Get closer to the sights using the range of telescopes and binoculars. Then join your guide inside the Victorian rooftop chamber to see Edinburgh as never before. Discover the Camera Obscura, a live moving image of Edinburgh projected through a periscope, while listening to a fascinating account of the city’s history. Make your way down through 5 floors of interactive displays and clever illusions. Discover a swirling light vortex, a maze of mirrors, get the chance to swap noses with a friend, see yourself grow, shrink and stretch, and mess with your mind with brilliant visual effects. 
  • Admission ticket to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    The attraction is located at Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND.

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    • Please note that the Camera Obscura show is weather dependent, and so cannot be guaranteed
    Customer reviews

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    4.6 /5

    based on 1178 reviews

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    Fantastic for all the family, illusions, mirror maze, vortex, infinity wall and much more. It's fun, can be done at your own pace, we pre-bookes so we didn't have to wait but they do sell tickets on the way. Five floors and the rooftop experience. Brilliant value for money and lots for both kids and adults.

    November 23, 2021

    This was my first visit to the Camera Obscura and I took my son with me. I purposefully didn’t read up about it prior to going so we could explore it completely without any pre-conceived ideas. It was a great experience and it was the day before Halloween which meant there was extra fun with the find the ghosts challenge. Such a variety of things to explore.

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    October 31, 2021

    My friend and I visited Camera Obscura and loved it there. The views from the top floor across Edinburgh were amazing and all the hands on exhibits were fascinating. We felt safe at all times with the sanitising stations and hand wipes on every floor, its a must see if you are in Edinburgh Old Town.

    October 21, 2021

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