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Getting Here

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - Getting Here

How to find us

  • On foot

    Edinburgh’s a brilliantly compact city. So the easiest way to reach us is to walk.

    We’re in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, so stroll up the Royal Mile and enjoy some of the city’s most famous sights. We’re at the top on the right-hand side, just before the castle.

  • By car

    There’s no parking on the Royal Mile. The nearest car parks are:

    • Castle Terrace NCP – Camera Obscura visitors can receive a discount parking ticket which gives up to 5 hours parking for £10.00 (regular cost £19.50. If over 5 hours discount does not apply). Please ask the team on arrival for your discount ticket. Postcode EH1 2EW (this car park is approximately 10 minutes’ walk away, please check up to date prices and find a location map here
    • QPark Quartermile – postcode EH3 9GF
    • YourParkingSpace - Use the code CAMOB10 on to save 10%. The YourParkingSpace app is also available to download.

    Parking charges apply 

  • By taxi

    Most of the time, you will be dropped off right outside our doors.

    This street is occasionally closed for events at the castle. If this is the case, you will be dropped off on the Royal Mile, two minutes’ walk away.

  • By train

    The nearest station is Edinburgh Waverley, 10 minutes’ walk away.

  • By bus

    Buses to and from all directions stop on George IV Bridge, three minutes’ walk away.

    The City Sightseeing Tour bus stop is on the Royal Mile, one minute from our doors.

  • By bike

    The nearest bike parking is at West Parliament Square, or near the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge.