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Weird and typically Victoran

The largest camera obscura at the top of the cable railway. You can walk up to it. The £1 entry... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Len S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Worth punt

You can walk up to this or take the cliff railway. It's right on top and it can get blustery so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter H
via mobile
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  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The largest camera obscura at the top of the cable railway. You can walk up to it. The £1 entry fee is well worth it. The now modern controls allow easy use of the obscura. A beautifully Victorian piece of engineering - but you can...More

Thank Len S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk up to this or take the cliff railway. It's right on top and it can get blustery so dress accordingly as there is a walk round outside the building half way up. It gives great views of the town and surrounding countryside...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The obscura was shut so can't say anything positive about that but the café was good with a nice view overlooking the bay and Aberystwyth In response to questions the sun rises in the East so it would be a better place for a sunset...More

Thank Dinah W
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Not even close to what I was hoping to see I went on a Sunday and it was all locked up (not even sure it is ever open as there are no signage to read) Even the Wikipedia info is sparse...

Thank s111ldy
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time .It was great to see the area threw the obscurer. MY husband found it very interesting so he went for a second look.

Thank 883maxferrari
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Such old technology, yet very cool views! It's well worth the 1 pound entrance fee. There is a lot of interesting historical information on the walls too.

Thank venazzalover
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I wouldn't advise going out of your way to see this attraction, but, if you are heading up Aberystwyth's Constitution Hill anyway, by foot or the Cliff Railway, then, for £1 per person, it is worth a visit. There is a small gift shop with...More

2  Thank Bishop6
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I took the cliff railway with my friends and their kids in the afternoon, it was really fun and interesting for all of us. The view there is so beautiful and I really couldn't resist to walk up to the hill next morning to enjoy...More

Thank tracylamtf
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Was expecting a bit more but that could have been due to my lack of understanding. It’s worth a visit for a £1 or 2 if you are a family. There is a balcony around it which gives great views. Look at my pictures this...More

1  Thank awayfromhome1970
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice views on the town below and surrounding areas. On a clearer day the images could have been even better. Upon entering the obscura there was multiple families, lots of children controlling the camera. Amazing clarity from the lens.

Thank Daniel B
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