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View from on high

Want to see Douglas in all its glory, then go here and view the whole of Douglas bay from up high... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Trevor G
Rugby, United Kingdom
Lovely views

Lovely views from Douglas head. Good opportunity to take photos of the whole bay and watch the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Want to see Douglas in all its glory, then go here and view the whole of Douglas bay from up high. From here you can see all the places of interest

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

In an out in less than 5 minutes. Nothing worth writing home about. Mirrors and telescope captures pictures from outside.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely views from Douglas head. Good opportunity to take photos of the whole bay and watch the ferries arrive and depart

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank AlannaLew
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had only seen one of these on Midsummer Murders so was really excited to visit the attraction. It is only open 11.00- 16.00 Saturday and 11.00 - 1.00 Sunday £2.00 admission. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank pauline m
Reviewed 16 June 2016

if you put your self in the place of a victorian visitor who had never seen colour pictures before let alone moving colur pictures this must have amazed them

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

My other half grew up on the island and the last few times we've been over, I asked what the green thing is on Dougie head near to the lighthouse. I looked it up myself to learn it is a Victorian attraction where by mirrors...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank MelJCoton
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I really don't get this. It looks attractive from the outside, but I really don't see the point of standing in the dark, looking at really poor images of the bay, when one can simply stand outside in the sunshine and see it properly.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

A quirky little piece of history unchanged in 30 years for only £2 you can see a victorian attraction and see some great views of douglas

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Rick G
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I have seen camera obscuras in a couple of places in Scotland and they are always going to see. This particular one has a series of fixed views showing Douglas Bay at various angles.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank mattsw1
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The last time I visited this was in the 1970's. A miracle of victorian engineering, especially if you have your family or friends outside waving at the optics. Very friendly and informative volunteers.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank alisongawne
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29 September 2018|
Response from Sally B | Reviewed this property |
It's only open at weekends, May to September, Saturday 1pm-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. If the weather's bad there's nothing to see, so they fly a flag to let you know it's closed.There is also a board outside with extra... More
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Response from dragonara2 | Reviewed this property |
It is only open at the weekends from 2pm till 4pm