Camera Obscura & World of IllusionsRoyal Mile
Britain’s most fun attraction! Venture through five floors jam-packed with over 100 hands-on exhibits for all ages. Open all year, beside Edinburgh Castle.
Britain’s most fun attraction! Weave your way through a world of illusions, and remember, nothing is what it seems. Venture through five floors jam-packed with over 100 illusions. You’ll need at least two hours to discover them all. A swirling light vortex; a maze of mirrors; a chance to swap noses with a friend; see yourself grow, shrink and stretch; play eye-spy with our city viewcams; and mess with your mind with brilliant visual effects.
Discover Edinburgh’s oldest tourist attraction, housing the famous Camera Obscura. Join your guide inside the mysterious rooftop chamber, to see Edinburgh as you’ve never seen it before. The Camera Obscura is a live, moving image of Edinburgh projected through a periscope. Hear a fascinating and highly amusing tour of the city and Edinburgh’s history from your guide. Surprisingly spectacular!
Step outside onto our Rooftop Terrace and enjoy the best 360⁰ views of Edinburgh, an unbeatable vantage point for the most breath-taking photographs. Get even closer with our range of telescopes and binoculars, all free to use.
Open every day until late. A five star rated VisitScotland visitor attraction. Ranked #5 on TripAdvisor.
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