Camera Obscura (Edinburgh) Reviews
Newest Review: ... thought, but my boyfriend wanted to go in so i went with him. There was a bit of a wait around for the camera obscura, and it didn't really last long. We all had to squeeze into a tiny room, in which they dim the lights to show the obscura at its best. I was rather disappointed with the obscura as it wasn't as good as i thought it would be. This did have something to do with the weather, it was a little overcast. The world of illusions was amazing! there is so much to see and to do. Some aimed at children, but most at all ages. It's truly mind blowing to see how all the different displays work and i was constantly surprised at how impress... more
Customer Camera Obscura (Edinburgh) Reviews (8)
by - written on 24/06/11 (Somewhat useful, 11 readings)
I recently visited Edinburgh for a few days, and walked past this place several times before i decided to call in. I'm am so glad that i did! I Was concerned it would be a bit childlike and wasn't relishing the thought, but my boyfriend wanted to go in so i went with him. There was a bit of a wait around for the camera obscura, and it didn't really last long. We all had to squeeze into a tiny room, in which they dim the lights to show the obscura at its best. I was rather disappointed with the obscura as it wasn't as good as i thought it would be. This did have something to do with the weather, it was a little overcast. The world of illusions was amazing! there is so ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/05/11 (Very useful, 40 readings)
Camera Obscura is a terrific museum and experience located at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, close to the Edinburgh Castle. It incorporates the fascinating Camera Obscura, a great world of illusions exhibit and some stunning rooftop views over Edinburgh. -Camera Obscura- The Camera is the showcase exhibit at the museum and it has a fascinating history. When you enter the museum, you are given a show time for the camera and then you build the rest of your visit around that. To be honest I was mostly drawn in by the world of illusions bit, but mainly because I had no idea what the camera was. It's been around for over 150 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/07/10 (Very useful, 117 readings)
I recently found myself in Edinburgh Castle (right at the top of The Royal Mile) with a few hours to kill before making my way to the airport. Having had a dry weekend up to this point I had cockily gone out without any form of rain repellent and naturally as I was strolling around the inner ramparts I noticed the skies darken and a sea mist start to roll in ominously... Deciding that I'd seen all the good bits on the inside of the castle and that I could do without the soon to be soggy al fresco parts I made a dash for it, but alas, just as I had made through the gatehouse the heavens did their thing and poured forth with all their might. Within seconds full ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/01/09, updated on 01/06/10 (Useful, 23 readings)
I visited the Camera Obscura many years ago as a young teenager and I really enjoyed it. My husband and I spent a weekend in Edinburgh in the summer of 2006 and this was one of the first places we visited. The place is set over five floors, with the camera obscura itself at the very top. The World of Illusions is on the lower floors, and this was our favourite part; the magic eye pictures and holograms are amazing, along with all the other fun stuff they've got, such as the optical tricks. By the time we actually got into the camera obscura though we were both feeling quite dizzy from looking at all the pictures! Which meant that we couldn't fully enjoy the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/08/08 (Very useful, 28 readings)
Situated right in the heart of Edinburgh Camera Obscura sits at the top of the Royal Mile, near the famous castle. Initially established in the early 1850's the Camera Obscura is Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction. This is one of my favourite attractions in Edinburgh. It's entertaining and informative for both visitors and locals. Your visit begins by climbing all the way to the top of the tower to see the camera obscura itself. There you see live images of Edinburgh while a guide talks you through how the camera works as well as sharing stories about the history of the city. At the end of the talk you get the opportunity to ... Read the complete review
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