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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

149 locals recommend
About this place
Don’t miss this Aladdin’s cave filled with illusions, tricks, puzzles, hands-on experiences and unbelievable effects to experience and interact with. Tickets valid all day. Late opening till 8pm during half-term holidays. Money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your visit.
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Location
Scotland, EH1 2ND
The Mound
Phone+44 131 226 3709
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens in 29 minutes
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
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Tips from locals

Rahila
Rahila
September 20, 2019
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is a major tourist attraction in the Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland located on Castlehill section of the Royal Mile close to Edinburgh Castle. This visitor attraction is now home to over 100 interactive exhibits, including the original Camera Obscura, and is based…
Lisa
Lisa
September 18, 2019
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is a major tourist attraction in the Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland located on Castlehill section of the Royal Mile close to Edinburgh Castle. Founded by entrepreneur Maria Theresa Short in 1835 and a key site in Patrick Geddes' development of regional planning.
Susie
Susie
July 19, 2019
My kids love this place and I do too!
Sarah
Sarah
July 09, 2019
If you love to explore different views of camera and mirrors you must visit to Obscura. Its a part of castle been converted into camera obscura for travellers attraction.
Jan
Jan
July 05, 2019
Haven’t been myself but I know lots of people enjoy it here. It’s right beside Edinburgh Castle.