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A fun view

This is situated at the top of the cliff. you get there by funicular railway. It works best on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maesteg, United Kingdom
Beautiful view

Very interesting. Able to operate mechanism ourselves and change viewpoints . Good restaurant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hereford, United Kingdom
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  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“dark room”(3 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Steep walk up or you can travel on the little train. Excellent views and a little coffee shop. a bit windy at the top.

1  Thank charlielouisa
Most Helpful Critical Review
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
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All reviews the cliff dark room surrounding countryside a bit windy victorian engineering constitution hill a small gift shop irish sea funicular railway worth a trip great place to visit entry fee walk up sunny day amazing views joystick blurry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is situated at the top of the cliff. you get there by funicular railway. It works best on a sunny day.

Thank judeteachwrite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. Able to operate mechanism ourselves and change viewpoints . Good restaurant facilities.

Thank Val1939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once at the top of Constitution Hill accessed via the amazing Cliff Railway we visited the Camera Obscura for fascinating views over the local vicinity by way of the largest Oscura of its kind in the world. Fascinating to read how it was built and...More

Thank peter y
Reviewed October 5, 2018

we came to observe the view of the town and was not disappointed. It was high up over the town and the weather was kind to us as well

Thank chris504019
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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 August 20, 2018 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 August 17, 2018

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
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Bishop6 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware, there is only on street parking close to the Cliff Railway, parking at the sea front, or public car parks back in the town. It's not too far to walk from the town and the Cliff Railway is a novelty in... More