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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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Visit the Camera Obscura and Outlook Tower, Edinburgh's oldest attraction, for a uniquely entertaining experience. The magical 1850s Camera Obscura - darkened room - captures a live moving picture of the city. Have fun 'spying' on passers-by, or picking cars and busses up on the palm of your hand! Your guide explains all, telling Edinburgh's story with humour and enthusiasm. In the rest of the Outlook Tower be amazed at our 3D Hologram display - biggest and best in Europe, plus 'Old Edinburgh' and pinhole photographs. Enjoy superb 360 degree views from our rooftop terrace. See incredible distances through 'Superscope', the most powerful public telescope in Britain. Have fun in: the Magic Gallery - 200 years of visual trickery and illusion. Don't miss our fabulous award-winning shop with it's range of unusual gifts, holograms, film and photographic products.


Nearest UK Airport: Edinburgh
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Gift Shop: Yes

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