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!
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.
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.