This building is the tallest building on Royal Mile Avenue. Upon the roof, you can enjoy the charming scenery of Edinburgh free of charge with telescopes. You can see Fox Bay and Fox Bridge. There are various interesting exhibitions about optics in the small building. The most peculiar one is a 19th century device on the top floor of the small building, which uses lenses and mirrors to project city images onto a huge horizontal screen. Through this device, you can see the crowds walking in Edinburgh Castle Square not far away and the busy shops on Prince Street.
This place is stupidly awesome and you'll lose hours in this place.There's 5 floors of mental illusions that will mess with your brain. One minute you'll be tall and slender until you shimmy over to the next one where you've shrunk 3ft and your entire body has condensed down.The mirror maze will leave you confused and untrusting of any shiny surfaces in the future. Don't even get me started on the spiny wheel thing! You'll be grabbing onto the bar 'cause you're convinced you're falling - completely mind messing (do not go in here if you've had a drink!)All round awesome place. If you go here during the day, make sure you go right to the top. There's an awesome view of Edinburgh up there!
The perfect place for all the family. There is something here in this world of Illusions to make the youngest and oldest family member look at in awe. You can see the world of mirrors, lights and camera trickery before your eyes. It is very interactive and on each level there are games to play, tricks to try and items to view. On the top floor there is the Camera Obscura itself and amazing views of the Castle/whole City. Try the house of mirrors and vortex tunnel as you leave. Don't forget a visit to the gift shop for books, gifts and more illusions.
This is probably my favourite tourist attraction in Edinburgh. It has several different floors with lots of interactive exhibits. The tour starts at the top floor with the actual camera obscura exhibit which is fun and then you can go out on the rooftop before exploring the other floors. Try googling this, you can sometimes find discount codes.
Lots of stunning optical illusions and visual stuffs. Most of them are really funny :) you can see the city from the roof with periscopes.
Close to Scotch Whisky Experience and Edinburgh Castle is this hidden gem. Fun for all the family, highly recommended!
Enter the weird and wonderful world of illusion and holograms. Great attraction in the heart of the city centre.