Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - where seeing is not believing! Five great attractions in one visit. Welcome to Edinburgh's oldest visitor attraction, built beside Edinburgh Castle in 1853.
CAMERA OBSCURA: Come and see this amazing live moving panorama of the city. Spy on passers-by in the street below and pick them up in your hand! The Camera Obscura has now been delighting visitors for over 150 years!
ROOFTOP VIEWS: Perched high above the city, let the view take your breath away! 360° panoramas of Edinburgh with free telescopes, including our fantastic high-power Russian Navy telescope which gives close-up views of the city and far beyond.
MAGIC GALLERY: Catch your shadow, shake hands with your ghost and discover a new you in the morphing machine. Amazing optical illusions with endless hands-on fun! You'll be amazed at our giant kaleidoscopes, one of the world's biggest plasmadomes, giant lenses which let you see your friends in a whole new light, and the fishtank where you can walk on water!
LIGHT FANTASTIC: Enter a new dimension in the U.K.'s only permanent gallery dedicated to the science and art of holography. You'll watch entranced as these eerily realistic 3D pictures change, appear and disappear before your eyes!
EDINBURGH VISION: See Edinburgh in 3D from the 1850s to the present day and make sure you try our live city viewcams which you can control. Scan right around the city and zoom in and out on anything (or anyone!) that takes your fancy! Step inside our giant pinhole camera and you'll laugh as your friends appear upside-down!
Gift shop - amazing range of puzzles, holograms and other unusual gifts, postcards, guidebooks, and digital memory cards.
City of Edinburgh
Tel: +44 (131) 2263709
Fax: +44 (131) 2254239