The place to explore the fun that involves science, holograms, optics and fun is none other than Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, located in Edinburgh, Scotland. The place was previously known as the Outlook Tower. The Edinburgh Camera Obscura and World of illusions is located on the Castlehill section of the Royal Mile adjacent to Edinburgh Castle. The idea of this place was conceived and applied by Patrick Geddes in 1982, later he also built one outlook tower in France, Montpellier as well.
The Outlook tower has six floors and is open to public. This is one of the oldest attractions of the United Kingdom. The most interesting section includes the Camera Obscura that is used to project virtual tour of city. The powerful telescopes on the rooftop terrace are highly in demand as the view of city is simply awesome through them and a delightful experience.
The other floors on the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions are filled with lots of interesting features, activities and exhibits. The themes are changes and modified periodically. The vortex tunnel is the latest addition. Most of the people find this place fun and can spend hours while going through all the activities.
The several sections of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions include Fiber Optic Edinburgh Version, Free Rooftop Telescopes, Auto Wedding, The Tower Dome, Horrogram-Light Fantastic, the Camera Obscura Shop, Get involved play and touch everything section, Shrink and Grow in Ames Room, Thermal Camera, Play with our Optical Toys Section, Lose your Head Section, Giant Kaleidoscope, Camera Obscura Interior, Boy George-Light Fantastic, Bendy Mirrors-Magic Gallery, Giant Vortex Tunnel, Giant Plasma Ball-Magic Gallery, Mirror Maze, Big Lens-Magic Section and Illusions-Magic Gallery.
The Google rating for Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is 4.8 stars. The tourists enjoy all the sections and review this place as an entertaining spot for everyone. There is always some new addition that impresses the visitors. Most of the visitors review it as fantastic and great fun for all ages. This is a unique place that is a must visit in Scotland.
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