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Camera Obscura is the oldest purpose built visitor attraction in Edinburgh, delighting and intriguing people for over 150 years. It's filled with illusions, tricks, puzzles, hands-on experiences, unbelievable effects and the best rooftop views of the city.

The star attraction is the Camera Obscura itself, a Victorian invention and the world’s first CCTV! On your student group, visit you will be allocated a show time, don’t miss this fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history.

Discover more below about the intriguing history behind the cameras invention and the woman who wowed Edinburgh’s resident’s way back in 1835.

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