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Outlook Tower is located on the Royal Mile across from Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Maria Short installed the Camera Obscura in this former townhouse in the 1850’s. She operated the entire facility as a scientific museum. The structure became known as “Outlook Tower” in 1892, when Patrick Geddes purchased it and invited the public to view Short’s unique piece of photographic technology. The building then went through several changes of ownership. Today, the one-of-a-kind camera sits atop the building’s top floor. The World of Illusions, world-renowned as a magical illusionary museum, occupies the rest of the fascinating building.

  • Check out Outlook Tower’s Camera Obscura and its virtual tour of Edinburgh, along with galleries that showcase pinhole photography and holograms.
  • Marvel at the wonders in the World of Illusions at Outlook Tower, as well as its interactive exhibits such as a giant vortex tunnel, “shrink and grow room,” magic gallery, and inimitable light show.
  • Watch people on the Edinburgh Vision’s view cams, located in Outlook Tower, which you can control to follow unsuspecting subjects as they go about their daily business.

The city of Edinburgh is accessible by airplane or train. Edinburgh International Airport welcomes flights from around the world. The city’s Waverley Railway Station services trains from Scotland and the United Kingdom. Within Edinburgh, tourists most often use buses, taxicabs, or trains for getting to the suburbs. Buses stop at Market Street or George IV Bridge, both of which are nearby Outlook Tower. Once you are close to the area, you can’t miss the tall white Outlook Tower. Its address is 549 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

Hotels near Outlook Tower

138 hotels near Outlook Tower

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

2 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

3 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 47 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

4 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 29 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

5 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

6 Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

79 Lauriston Place Map

Surrounded by the very best Edinburgh has to offer, the Edinburgh City Hotel enjoys a central location in the Old City. The original building housing the hotel dates back to 1873, and it has been... More

7 Nira Caledonia Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

10 Gloucester Place Map

Stylish and luxurious, Nira Caledonia Hotel Edinburgh is housed on a historic building that offers a glimpse of Scottish hospitality and modern conveniences at the centre of Edinburgh. Apart from... More

8 G & V Royal Mile Edinburgh

5 stars
5.0 / 5 5 reviews

1 George IV Bridge Map

The Hotel Missoni Edinburgh is a stylish designer hotel , co -owned by the Missoni Fashion House. Located in the heart of the historical Scottish Capital city, guests have the unrivalled shopping... More

9 The Place

4 stars
4.1 / 5 8 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

10 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More