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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, Scotland
+44 131 226 3709
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#5 of things of things do in Edinburgh if your traveling with your kids maybe??? I felt disappointed as a adult.

I don't totally agree with the all ages advertisement of the attraction but that is subjective... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jsscotlandtrip2018
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Sligachan, United Kingdom
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We had an amazing time, weather wasn’t to good this morning so we weren’t able to get great views... read more

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Pebbles2268
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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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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Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

I don't totally agree with the all ages advertisement of the attraction but that is subjective. It's more of a place to take children. I paid - so I made the best of it, but felt foolish. People working there were professional and nice. The...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an amazing time, weather wasn’t to good this morning so we weren’t able to get great views. But a great time was had by all.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was great! well worth a visit very unusual had a great time. Took about 90 mins and quite a few stairs but we loved it thankyou

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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the outside I was worried this would be a rather dry and boring museum for the children, but they were kept fascinated all the way round. There were a lot of steps - would not suit the elderly or less mobile. The top floor...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I read a few reviews saying that it was a good way to spend a few hours, I definitely found it enjoyable, but I don’t think you need that long. Friend and I went to the top first to do the camera obscura show, which...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the £15! Everything from the camera viewings at the top to the varying levels of illusions was excellent. The tunnel and mirror maze were especially good. Would definitely go back

Thank Tim U
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Following a couple of recommendations we visited the camera obscura. The camera display at the top of the attraction is interesting and gives some incredible views over the city. The rest of the attraction is probably aimed more at school children but we, a couple...More

Thank 127emyrj
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have visited Edinburgh on several occasions and this time I decided to visit the camera obscura. On paying the entrance fee I was given a time slot to actually see the camera obscura, one of the staff said to be there about 5 minutes...More

2  Thank Elizabeth F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is very close to Edinburgh Castle so it worth it to take a look. We felt like children again having great fun and learning interesting things. Try it

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Camera Obscura show is interesting, but largely for children only. It is an interesting place to go if you have lot of time in EdinburghMore

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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for letting us know about your visit. We are pleased to hear you found our attraction interesting and enjoyed our Camera Obscura Show, it really is something special. Most of our visitors of all ages have a great time and spend over...More

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pilipala186332
9 May 2018|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hi We would look for one of the following: Acceptable forms of documentary proof of carer status: 1. Carers Allowance Award Letter 2. Local Authority Carers / Plus One card 3. ‘Carers UK’ membership card 4. ‘CARE... More
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pilipala186332
9 May 2018|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for getting in touch. We do offer free carer tickets to those accompanying disabled guests, with proof of being a care giver. Please note that we do not have a lift and we have many stairs. Our attraction is... More
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Nilesh N
6 May 2018|
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Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
Hi, we are delighted to hear you would like to make a group booking with us! Could you please call us - 0131 226 3709 We can then check group availability for the 10th. The way a group booking works is our admin team we will... More
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