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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

135 hotels near Outlook Tower

1 Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile

4 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

217 High Street Map

Whether in Edinburgh for business or for leisure, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the top-notch facilities, elegant spaces and quality services of Stay Edinburgh City Serviced... More

2 Holyrood Aparthotel

4 stars
4.8 / 5 15 reviews

1 Nether Bakehouse Close Map

The Holyrood Aparthotel Edinburgh comprises 41 fully serviced modern and stylish self-catering apartments in the city centre, right on the doorstep of historical attractions and designer shops.... More

Stylish, modern conveniences meet old-world charm at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre. Set in the center of the city, this 1892 listed building offers a fantastic location within... More

4 Fountain Court Grove Executive Apartments

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

121 Grove Street Map

With its comfortable accommodations and prime location in the heart of Edinburgh, Fountain Court Grove Executive Apartments Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers.... More

5 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

6 Dreamhouse Apartments Edinburgh Holyrood Park

4 stars
4.3 / 5

The Park, 89 Holyrood Road Map

If you are seeking for a luxury accommodation in Edinburgh for a short long term stay, the Dreamhouse Holyrood Apartments offers every thing that you could possibly want in terms of peace, space... More

7 Royal Terrace

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

18 Royal Terrace Map

Featuring elegant accommodations set close to city attractions, Crowne Plaza EDINBURGH - ROYAL TERRACE makes for an ideal base for travellers in Edinburgh for business or leisure. Patrons of this... More

8 Fountain Court Royal Garden

4 stars
4.5 / 5 8 reviews

York Buildings Map

Fountain Court Royal Garden's location enables guests to visit local attractions of the city like Princes Street, the Scott Monument, the Castle, City Galleries and Omni Entertainment Centre. ... More

9 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

10 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More