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Address: Obscura Mound, Llandudno LL30 2LS, Wales
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+44 7788 450445
10:00 - 16:00
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Camera Obscura

Walked up the hill to this attraction just behind North Parade sea front. Views are incredible. I walked up here even though I have an artificial hip and have suffered two... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2015
Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Probably the most badly advertised and most-closed attraction in the town of Llandudno. You can't miss the building but for most visitors it's purpose will remain a mystery, which is a shame, as the view from a camera obscura can be fascinating. Perhaps in the this world of smartphones and tablets, the charm of this early optical viewer has fadedm... More 

Thank Mike W
Northwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to this and it was shut. Not unusual it seems.pity as it looks like it would be an interesting experience. If you decide to go, try to check first. Also steep hill with pavements that don't have 'dropped kerbs' so not good for disabled. Alll in all a disappointment.

Thank g1gop
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

my grandfather paid for the erecton of this camera obscura many years ago. It burnt down and was rebuilt subsequently. It was closed when we visited but I have seen it before, amazing experience.

1 Thank Sarah W
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I've visited Llandudno five times a year or so for the last four decades. Never seen this open which is a pity as I'd love to see it work. Why not put a sign in happy valley or on the pier when it's open?

Thank Wachaza
Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Walked up the hill to this attraction just behind North Parade sea front. Views are incredible. I walked up here even though I have an artificial hip and have suffered two severe heart attacks in recent years.

Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Have a look at Llandudno in this small shed like building on the orme, how it works well the person or the operator will explain it all to you the scenes you see are remarkable, try to spot where you are staying but be warned it is dark inside and not much room so only a few are let in... More 

Thank bobwX72NB
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This wasnt open for me to go in and view the landscapes from it,but the views outside it were great, i would recommend finding out the openimg times for the Camera Obscura.

Thank englandadventure57
Stafford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Great views across Llandudno and North Wales. Excellent photo oppurtunities for the photographers. Very pleasant

Thank Michael M
Winsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

we have been up to the camera obscura 8 times now and it has not been open at any time so a notice needs to be put up in the town to say when it will be open as i strugle with my breathing it is so disapointing to find it locked every time we go we have been in... More 

9 Thank 652lesley007
Mintlaw, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Using what was advanced lens technology in 1859, enjoy the views about. Well worth a visit. "Lo, here a camera obscura is presented to thy view. . . if thou art perfectly at leisure for such trivial amusements, walk in and view the wonders of my enchanted garden." Erasmus Darwin

6 Thank William George D

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