Media Release: Five-star success for Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura, Vortex Tunnel

CAMERA Obscura and World of Illusions, one of Edinburgh’s oldest and most-cherished visitor attractions, has achieved top marks during its recent inspection by Visit Scotland.

Located at the top of the Royal Mile, the 176 year-old attraction achieved a five star rating, which equates to an ‘exceptional standard’ under Visit Scotland’s grading system.

The award focuses on a number of factors, from hospitality and levels of service, to the presentation of the exhibits and the standard of the toilets.

The news comes at the same time as the attraction achieved 1,000 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, the travel review site, making it one of Edinburgh’s highest-ranked attractions by virtue of visitor’s personal experiences.

Andrew Johnson, director and manager of the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, said: “Since we reopened in June 2010 following our multi-million pound refurbishment, we have worked hard to achieve the highest visitor experience possible, so we are thrilled that Visit Scotland has recognised all our effort and hard work.

“It’s also great to receive so much positive feedback directly from our visitors on TripAdvisor.

“We take all of their comments on board and will continue to strive to make Camera Obscura and World of Illusions the best visitor attraction in Edinburgh.”


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