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An intriguing place.

Although tiny and only open in the afternoons at weekends, this was an unusual place. Only £1 for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dragonara2
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Honiton, United Kingdom
A little piece of history on Douglas Head

This is an amazing little place to visit, the first moving pictures......it is great condition and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hilary H
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although tiny and only open in the afternoons at weekends, this was an unusual place. Only £1 for seniors and we could watch the wind blowing the grasses and the waves bobbing up outside without getting cold or wet. A credit to the volunteers who...More

Thank dragonara2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing little place to visit, the first moving pictures......it is great condition and worth going to see.

Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove up here and had a very interesting chat with a local gentleman who could tell us a lot about the history of the area. There are lots of benches with commemorative plaques on them and a large area for picnics and barbecues. View overlooked...More

Thank ScotlandHattie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lovely relic of past times, well maintained by locals who are always happy to chat and great sources of local info about other attractions and places to eat. The obscura is just off the lovely, scenic coastal walk to Port Soderick.

Thank PW24
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Limited opening, but well worth a visit if its open and the weather is sunny! The light is allowed in through openings in the roof which reflect the views from outside to be reflected onto white surfaces in the darkened room within! a full 360...More

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 16 April 2017

lots of ppl having their lunch break at this nearby Douglas area, 5 minute walk from town center, from town center after cross the bridge and walk all the way left

Thank IOMSiang
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are looking for a very unique experience when in Douglas take the time to go up to Douglas Head. The panorama views of Douglas are amazing with a lovely park and the home of the the Great Union Camera Obscura. It is open...More

Thank Travelwithwendy
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Like a few attractions on the island, this 'attraction' is hardly open at all. I never got the chance to visit this. Come on people, open the thing!

Thank Robbie H
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a renovated attraction overlooking Douglas, I used to go 60 years ago and it was like stepping back in time when I visited. When you consider it is all done with mirrors the images you view outdo modern technology

Thank c0linth0mps0n
Reviewed 3 November 2016

If your around Douglas this is well worth a visit. Its on Douglas head by Manx Radio and can be seen from the promenade. If your on foot its quite a walk up lots of steps but the view and the attraction make it well...More

Thank JohnNewellIOM
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