Outlook Tower Edinburgh, Photos, Building, Architect, Address, Date, Images

Outlook Tower : Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Outlook Tower Edinburgh

Location: 543-49 Castlehill, Old Town

Camera Obscura Outlook Tower Outlook Tower Edinburgh Camera Obscura Edinburgh
photos from Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects

14 Sep 2010

Camera Obscura – Edinburgh

Design : Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects

Outlook Tower, located at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, is the capital’s oldest tourist attraction.

Camera Obscura Outlook Tower Outlook Tower Edinburgh Camera Obscura Edinburgh
photos from Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects

Involvement with the project dates back over 20 years, with earlier work dedicated to the restoration and repair to the existing buildings, and the internal development of the Tower.

Outlook Tower Edinburgh Camera Obscura Edinburgh
photos from Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects

The current and final phase of the project involves the development of the adjoining Ramsay Lane building. The introduction of external link spaces and reconfigured internal circulation spaces will enable the two buildings to operate as a single exhibition space, whilst remaining sympathetic to the history of the Castlehill site.

Camera Obscura images / information from Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects

Images from previously:
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photo © Adrian Welch

Outlook Tower History

17th & mid-19th Century elements transformed by Patrick Geddes into the Outlook Tower in 1896. Contains a Camera Obscura dating from 1853 when the upper storeys were added probably by David Rhind

View looking east towards the building (left) from the Caste Esplanade:

Edinburgh Old Town Outlook Tower
Ramsey Gardens south facade, photo © Adrian Welch

Camera Obscura context : Scotch Whisky Experience




Edinburgh Tours : Architecture Walking Tours

Scottish Castles

Earl Haig
photo © Adrian Welch

Image above showing Earl Haig with, beyond, Ramsay Gardens on left, Outlook Tower and the Hub on the right




Adjacent to Edinburgh Outlook Tower is Edinburgh Castle to the west, and Ramsay Gardens

Edinburgh World Heritage Site

Robert Adam

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