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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions offers five floors of interactive hands on fun. Weave your way through our world of illusions and remember: nothing is what it seems!

Our five floors are 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.

Camera Obscura is Edinburgh's oldest purpose built tourist attraction. Join your guide inside the mysterious 166-year-old Victorian rooftop chamber, to see Edinburgh as you've never seen it before! Discover the Camera Obscura - a live, moving image of Edinburgh projected through a periscope, while hearing a fascinating and highly amusing tour of the city and Edinburgh's history. Surprisingly spectacular!

Step outside onto our Rooftop Terrace and enjoy the best 360 degree 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. Astonishing views in all weathers, all day, all year!

Fantastic hands on fun for the whole family. Find us at the top of the Royal Mile just before Edinburgh Castle.

Adult: £16.00
Senior/Student: £14.00
Child (5-15): £12.00

Group rates (10 or more)
Adult: £14.00
Senior/Student: £13.00
Child (5-15yrs): £10.00

July & August: 09:00-22:00 (open every day)
September-October: 09:30-20:00 (21:00 Sat; open every day)
November-June: 09:30-19:00 Mon-Thurs, 09:30-20:00 Fri & Sun, 09:30-21:00 Sat (closed 25th December)

Extended opening hours during School Holidays – 09:00-22:00 every day

Groups are very welcome, discounts available by booking more than 24 hours in advance.
T: 0131 226 3709
A: Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND
ASVA Card Restrictions:
Please call in advance to check availability if more than two ASVA pass holders are visiting at the same time. During peak days and times we may not be able to offer a showing of the Camera Obscura to those entering free with the ASVA pass.
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