The vortex at Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura World of Illusions – Edinburgh 🌀

Things To Do Edinburgh

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day out in Edinburgh, then Camera Obscura World of Illusions located just by Edinburgh Castle is a great place to go. Camera Obscura is brilliant for children but also has activities enjoyable for all ages. As a group of 20-somethings we also had a great time!

Here are a few of the things that you can see at Camera Obscura:

  1. The Vortex

Looking rather innocent at first with its pretty colours and lights, the vortex will have your head spinning! It really messes with your senses and it’s so much fun trying to get to the other end.

2. Mirrors & The Mirror Maze

You’ll find lots of mirrors at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, both inside and out! Great if you want to take some unique selfies. There’s also a mirror maze where you’ll have to try very hard to use your senses and get to the other end.

3. Become A Salad

Yep! There’s an illusion where you can actually have your friend/partner’s head on a plate.

4. Thermal Cameras

You’ll also get the rare opportunity to see yourself on a thermal camera. Apparently it once helped save a life!

5. The Rooftop

From Camera Obscura’s rooftop you’ll get beautiful views across the city including Princes Street, The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. We went on a dark October evening and the city was so pretty all lit up.

Camera Obscura Tickets and Discounts

Overall, there’s a lot to see and do and this list doesn’t even cover all of it! There are 3 floors of illusions to see in total and to keep the element of surprise we haven’t included all of them here.

Tickets are affordably priced and the added discounts for other attractions make it easy to make a day out of it. You can get 10% off at some local restaurants and 25% off the Edinburgh Dungeon if you visit on the same day.

Looking for more fun things to do on a day out in Edinburgh? Why not resurrect The Dark Lord at The Department of Magic.