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Royal Yacht Britannia

2nd Floor, Ocean Terminal | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
95%
Ranked #2 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Ships, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The UK's No. 1 Attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards...
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Type: Ships, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Owner description: The UK's No. 1 Attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2014). 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 include the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew's Quarters, Engine Room and stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Complimentary audio guide in 27 languages. Open year round with free parking at Ocean Terminal. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local bus numbers 11, 22 and 35 all run to Ocean Terminal).
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This attraction has been really well designed and integrated into a shopping centre. Very well maintained with a really good audio guide. Fascinating insight into Royal life at sea.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to and next to a decent shopping area. They aught truly gives an insight into life with the royals - visit the quaint tea shop on board for a treat

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent. Well worth a visit. Good value. Helpful, pleasant staff. Royal Deck Tea Room a pleasant experience and not overpriced. My 14 year old Daughter said she really enjoyed it.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

What a lovely old girl, not like I expected. Well organised with excellent friendly staff. Had afternoon tea in the café, excellent, recommend the scones.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Staff on board was so friendly and very well dressed, The Yacht was so clean and there was plenty to see, you are given an audio phone to listen to each section as you walked along and the history was very good.

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west midlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A Fantastic trip. Great value . Wonderful insight into the workings of the ship and beautiful photos and memories of the royal family visits. I am not suprised that the queen was sad to see this use go, as you can actually feel that she must hold very warm memories of special family moments and trips here. I recommend visiting... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The yacht is well worth a visit, but the restaurant is a must for lunch or afternoon tea. The restaurant is light and airy, the food is delicious and the service very good.

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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect, but it didn't disappoint. It was much larger than I thought and it took us a couple of hours at least to go round. Wonderful - well worth a visit.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved our visit....better than anticipated. We felt it was charming, had a feel for how the Queen and her family used it for trips.. Very well organized, not crowded, easy to linger and enjoy.

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london
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was a surprise we found on the Edinburgh bus tour. We bought a Royal Edinburgh Ticket that included a 48 hour hop on hop off pass for the 3 routes and entry to Brittania, Holyroodhouse and the castle. We are so glad we went as it was fascinating. It is set out as it would be if still in... More 

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Laura M, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

What a fantastic review - there is some great information for others here. The Royal Edinburgh ticket does indeed offer entry to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Royal Yacht Britannia. As you mention, it is like stepping back in time to the 1950s with the majority of the items on board original to Britannia and kindly on... More 

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