"When I forget thee, Auld Reekie, may my right hand forget it's cunning" R.L. Stevenson

    • Mon09:00 - 21:00Open
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    • Thu09:00 - 21:00
    • Fri09:00 - 21:00
    • Sat09:00 - 21:00
    • Sun09:00 - 21:00

Camera Obscura

There can't be too many attractions in the world that offer visitors the opportunity to pick people up on their hands, squash them to a pulp and even make the traffic climb over paper bridges.
Camera Obscura is one of them! Camera Obscura can be found inside a mysterious Victorian rooftop chamber close to the entrance of Edinburgh Castle. Inside you can see live moving images of Edinburgh projected onto a viewing table through a giant periscope.
The device rotates 360 degrees and uses mirrors to project images of Edinburgh and the surrounding area onto a lense and then onto a large white disc.
Try out the popular but disorientating Ames Room where you get the chance to become a giant and a dwarf in the same room! There's also a great view over the rooftops of the Old Town and beyond through the free telescopes.

"Have visited on a few occasions and had a really great time each visit. Camera Obscura is packed with brilliant illusions and fun interactive activities. A first class place to spend a few hours"

By Robert Hamilton

17 Sept 2016

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"Such fun!! Go... You won't be disappointed!"

By Peigi Series

08 Sept 2016

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