The Camera Obscura building above
is on the corner of Castle Hill and Ramsay Lane, at the top of the
Edinburgh Royal Mile, just outside the Castle Esplanade.
There are views from the top balcony
- north: towards the New Town of Edinburgh and Firth
- south: towards Heriot's School and the Pentland Hills
- west: towards Edinburgh Castle and esplanade
- east: down the Royal Mile to St Giles
Church and East Lothian.
The camera obscura still
operates, giving views of the surroundings, projected onto a table.
The views can be impressive on a bright day with good cloud formations in
The building also houses
permanent exhibitions of old photographs and holographs.