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Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Terminal | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 (0)131 555 5566
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #3 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Ships
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 'Scotland’s best visitor attraction' (VisitScotland). Experience what life was like on board The Royal Yacht Britannia with a fascinating audio tour... more » Owner description: 'Scotland’s best visitor attraction' (VisitScotland). Experience what life was like on board The Royal Yacht Britannia with a fascinating audio tour of five decks. Discover this floating palace that served the British Royal Family for over forty years. Highlights of the tour include the elegant State Apartments, the Crew’s Quarters, the Engine Room and the stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Complimentary audio guide in 22 languages. Open year round with free parking at Ocean Terminal. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre « less
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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great attraction to visit and lots fo things to see. Had lunch in the tea room which was had excellent food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spend your hard earned on something better than this over priced waste of UK tax payers money, Unless you are really into royalty or boats then just avoid. £12.75p ( GBP ) for an adult and £7.75p ( GBP ) for kids - 2014 price. If 2-3 hours on a static boat is your idea of fun then carry on... More

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east midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to by by local bus service which is frequent and on time. The yacht itself is a great way to spend an afternoon, the fact that you take the tour at your own pace and can linger when and where you want to is a bonus. Staff that are aboard the yacht are friendly and courteous. Good... More

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Cumbria, UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Found the whole experience very interesting and informative. Staff were really helpful and professional. Great way to spend a couple of hours. We walked from the town centre and it was a reasonably long way ( took around 35 mins). Plenty of buses head in that direction.

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The initial greeting was friendly, professional and engaging. A very well organised operation meant that interest was maintained throughout and the staff were both immaculately turned out and focused on ensuring visitor satisfaction. The handsets were easy to use and the pre-recorded commentary appropriately informative. I recommend sampling the delights of the onboard catering - reminiscent of service from a... More

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Stansted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Loved everything about the yacht. Had tea and scone in the Royal Tea room served by excellent staff. Donate your entrance and get to go back within one year for free. Very impressive, can see why the Queen loved this yacht.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Great visit lots to see and ate in cafe felt like royalty Lots of history and royal photos we loved it

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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you felt like Royalty aboard Britannia. Many thanks for your five-star review. More

Wiltshire UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of our four day trip to Edinburgh. The tour is extremely well organised and the team of people, from beginning to end, are literally working as a team and are friendly. We had a birthday lunch in the restaurant and it was delicious, good value for money and all the right temperature. Gift shop usual sort... More

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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

A glowing review – thank you! It really does mean a lot that you say your visit to Britannia was the highlight of your time in Edinburgh. It is wonderful to hear that you had such an enjoyable time on board. You certainly celebrated your birthday in style with lunch in the Royal Deck Tea Room – it really is... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great day out really enjoyed it, friendly staff and lots to see, went to Tea. Rooms - not silver service !!! Waited 15 mins before been served then drinks served without cakes, chased up cake order and after hot drinks were finished cakes arrived, not the service you expect for a family of 5 who have just spent an additional... More

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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear how much your family enjoyed discovering Britannia. Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience in the Tea Room – I will ensure that your comments are passed on to the manager as we aim to deliver an exceptional experience in all areas on board. Many thanks for visiting and we hope to welcome you... More

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The hand held audio tour lets you take in all the aspects and some history of the ship at your own pace. The furniture etc. give a good impression of what being aboard must have been like. My only complaint is that you could not get a good photo of the whole ship from the port.

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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the insight into life on board for both the crew and the Royal Family. As you mention, it can feel like stepping back into the 1950’s as 95% of the items, including furniture, are original to the ship and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection. Thank you for visiting while you were... More

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