|Located on the Castlehill section of the Royal Mile, the Camera Obscura is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Edinburgh.|
|It was in 1853 that this building, also known as the Outlook Tower, was first converted into a huge "camera" whereby images of the surrounding city are projected onto a viewing table below - and visitors have been flocking to see it ever since.|
Today there is also a running commentary to go with the images and an accompanying exhibition on the history of photography and holography. And there is also a viewing platform, which allegedly gives some of the best views of the city.
The Camera Obscura is open daily, but times vary according to the time of year so check in advance for opening hours. Entry costs around £3.50 for adults.
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