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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Castlehill, Royal Mile, EDINBURGH, EH1 2ND

A unique view of Edinburgh - as the lights go down, a brilliant moving image of the surrounding city appears. See four other floors of optical illusions and hands on inter-active fun. An expanded exhibition space includes more hands-on exhibits. Walk on water, shake hands with your ghost, hear cats sing or spy on people from inside a giant camera. At Camera Obscura, anything is possible.

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Tel: 0131 226 3709
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£14.50 (ch 5-15 £10.50, under 5s free, students & seniors £12.50). Discounts available for groups 10+

Opening times

Open all year, daily, Apr-Jun & Sep-Oct, 9.30-7
Jul-Aug, 9am-9pm
Nov-Mar, 10-6. Closed 25 Dec
Average visit 2hrs


Dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. There is no lift within building - exhibits over 6 floors

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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