Edinburgh: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Ticket

Edinburgh: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Ticket

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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.

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Duration 2 hours
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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. 
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  • Admission ticket to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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

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    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, demonstrations of the Camera Obscura are currently suspended
    • Please note, the Camera Obscura show has limited capacity and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Be sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment
    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 616 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5
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    We visited and really had a great time. The social distancing measures in place helped to let us have time to enjoy each and every exhibit. Each floor held a different theme and all were very enjoyable. The kids really enjoyed the security cameras and spying on passer's by and the rooftop was great for spotting hidden gems around Edinburgh. Would definitely visit again.

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    June 7, 2021

    The event was a Girlguiding trip travelling from Glasgow. When I phoned to book tickets, I was informed I couldn't book at the weekends between 10 am and 6 pm. It was an anxious visit to travel and to then be told we couldn't enter. However, once we arrived staff were very helpful and we entered without any issues but was unsure whether to continue with the event in case were could get in

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    February 24, 2020

    Fantastic fun!!!! Hand stamp meant we could take our time- go out, get some lunch and come back. There was loads of interactive stuff to do which kept my 10.12 and 15 year olds amused and view from roof was fantastic. Head there for 1pm to watch gun fired from castle through binoculars

    February 22, 2020

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