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The Puzzling Place, Portinscale

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The Puzzling Place is exactly what its name suggests: a puzzling house of brain-twisting decor. Test your alacrity with the puzzles in the puzzle area at the top of the stairs and throughout the shop; both are free to enter. A small entrance fee will get you into the main attraction, the World of Illusion, which contains an "anti-gravity" room, a hologram gallery, and the "Eyelusions" exhibit. Be forewarned: The reality-bending exhibits might leave you reeling with laughter and dizziness. Arrange your visit to The Puzzling Place and discover more family-friendly attractions in Portinscale using our Portinscale online travel planner.
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  • Really enjoyed this. Plenty for kids and adults alike. Some really mind bending stuff and some great photo opportunities.  more »
  • Amazing! My two children loved it. I also enjoyed it. We got some very cool pictures illusions were cool aswell. Me and my family enjoyed it. Very clever how it's done. Great place to go. Would...  more »
  • A fantastic surprise. We weren't sure what to expect but we had a great time for our whole visit. It even brought out a lot of enthusiasm from our two teenagers, which hasn't always been seen on this....  more »
  • Great value. Lots of interesting visual tricks and illusions - holograms, zoetropes, magic mirrors. Plus three or four small rooms set up with cameras so you can participate in the illusion. Also, lovely low pressure gift shop, relaxed and welcoming staff. Great way to spend an hour and memories for life. Don't miss it!
  • Appsolutely Amazing. Illusions, mirrors, puzzles and funny floors. Everything for any family. Definitely would go back. Incredible Fun Day Out!
  • Quite a nice little place to go on a very wet and windy afternoon. Disappointed they didn't have any toilets (due to Covid I presume?) and some of the exhibitions were a bit tired-looking. But it was reasonably priced and my daughter enjoyed herself. There was a well-stocked gift shop as well.
  • We took the children but were all equally entertained by this! Family ticket was really good value. Well worth a visit
  • Drove 75 miles to beautiful Keswick to see Puzzling Place. The illusions are really good and a nice variety, even MC Escher sketches can be seen. Our two kids 7 and 4 loved every bit of it. Lady at reception was friendly and helpful.

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