Two girls in the Vortex Tunnel at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

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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.

A woman and man in a Mirror Maze at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
  • A woman and man in a Mirror Maze at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
    © Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
  • A mum and children in a room showing forced perspective.,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
    © Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
  • A group of people looking at a table with a projected image of Edinburgh, called at Camera Obscura.,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
    © Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
  • A man and women take a picture of themselves on the rooftop at Camera Obscura, Edinburgh,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
    © Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
  • A group of people in colours of blue, yellow and red, to show hot and cold. In the Thermal Camera exhibit at Camera Obscura, Edinburgh,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
    © Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
  • A boys face reflected many times, in the Kaleidohead exhibit at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
    © Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
  • A man with his head on a chopping board. In the Severed Head exhibit at Camera Obscura, Edinburgh,© Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh
    © Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh

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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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Key Features

Pets Welcome

Wifi

Hearing Loop

Features

Internet

WiFi

Payment Methods

Cash

Credit Card

Debit Card

Parking

Taxi rank nearby

On Public Transport Route

Public Parking Nearby

Catering

Shop

Pets

Pets Welcome

Children

Baby Changing Facilities

Green Tourism

Green Tourism Silver

Scottish Thistle Awards

Thistle Regional

Location

Town Location

Town Centre

City Centre

City Location

General Facilities

Gift Shop

Accessibility

Hearing Loop

Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility

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Approximate duration and distances shown are from Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.

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