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Start your adventure

Start your Edinburgh adventure by getting to know the landscape you’re about to explore. From our Rooftop Terrace, you can see the whole city at once – the most spectacular map you could imagine. 

The views go on for miles, but you don’t have to look far to tick off your to-do list. We’re surrounded by the city’s most famous landmarks, museums, galleries, gardens and events – not to mention shopping!

  • Edinburgh Castle 
    Just a stone's throw from Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh's most famous landmark welcomes over 2 million visitors a year. Make sure to visit the 1 o'clock gun. 
  • National Museum of Scotland
    The UK's most popular visitor attraction outside of London and is free for all visitors. See collections from all over the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology. 
  • Scotch Whisky Experience
    Housing the world's largest whisky collection, and just across the road from Camera Obscura! 
  • The Scott Monument
    A Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott stands proudly on Princes Street. An obvious marker in the skyline when looking out from our Rooftop Terrace. 
  • Princes Street Gardens
    A beautiful green space right in the heart of the city. Stop for a picnic and during the winter take in the market stalls, ice-rink and fair ground rides. 
  • The Palace of Holyrood House
    Situated at the bottom of the Royal Mile, this is the Queens official residence in Edinburgh and home of Scotland's royal history. Open to the public every day for tours. 
  • Calton Hill
    One of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks, with its unmistakable Athenian acropolis standing high above the skyline. 
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