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  3. Edinburgh
  4. Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Edinburgh: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Ticket

Product ID: 219399
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Enjoy a visit filled with surprises as you explore over 100 interactive, hands-on illusions. Head up to the rooftop terrace for the best views in Edinburgh over the city, and discover the Victorian Camera Obscura.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Venture through 5 floors of amazing illusions
  • Get hands-on with over 100 interactive exhibits
  • Discover breathtaking rooftop views of Edinburgh
  • Be amazed by the Victorian Camera Obscura
Full description
As you weave your way through the World of Illusions, remember nothing is as it seems. Venture through 5 floors jam-packed with over 100 illusions. Start at the rooftop terrace and enjoy 360-degree views of Edinburgh. Get closer to the sights using the range of telescopes and binoculars.

Then join your guide inside the Victorian rooftop chamber to see Edinburgh as never before. Discover the Camera Obscura, a live moving image of Edinburgh projected through a periscope, while listening to a fascinating account of the city’s history.

Make your way down through 5 floors of interactive displays and clever illusions. Discover a swirling light vortex, a maze of mirrors, get the chance to swap noses with a friend, see yourself grow, shrink and stretch, and mess with your mind with brilliant visual effects. 
Includes
  • Admission ticket to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • Please note, the last Camera Obscura show of the day starts 30 minutes before sunset; if you book an evening entry, you will not receive a Camera Obscura show
  • Please note that the Camera Obscura show is weather dependent, and so cannot be guaranteed
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The attraction is located at Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note that groups of 9 people or more may have to wait before entry, or be asked to return at a quieter time.
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based on 388 reviews
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4.7/5
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Value for money
4.3/5
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