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A ten-minute stroll from Edinburgh Waverley station, it’s a unique experience that’s been entertaining visitors for over 150 years. Your kids will love the vortex tunnel, mirror maze, and giant kaleidoscope, and swapping heads with friends. Meanwhile, you can soak up the fantastic views across the city from the mysterious Victorian rooftop chamber.

The really good news? There’s no need to rush. You can spend all day there if you like, and there’s no entry charge for under-fives.

549 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2ND