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Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Terminal | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #4 of 204 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 include the elegant Royal Apartments, the Crew's Quarters, the Engine Room and the 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). « less
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Preston
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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A very busy day on the yacht. It was hard to appreciate everything there was too see. Can't see why you would take small children here. Essentially a floating royal palace with behind the scenes interest. The included audio guide was essential. Tea rooms formal but pleasant and not as expensive as you might think.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This ship is no longer used and the attraction is well designed. A very well preserved snippet of Royal. The added on board tea restaurant is very good and the merchandise in the shop is of good quality. Not to be missed if in Edinburgh.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I visited here with my family on a weekend trip to Scotland. The introduction was very welcoming and made you feel relaxed. Small touches like "please take as many photos as you like" and "if you see a seat without a rope, please feel free to sit on it" made you feel as if they wanted you to have a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to go. Educational. And a lovely tea room placed on the top deck. Would visit again. Easy to get there from central Edinburgh on a bus.

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Broadbeach Waters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What a very pleasant surprise it was to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia! The set-up for the visit was superb by starting at the top and gradually working our way down through the yacht. The availability of information on the yacht was expansive. It allowed us to spend as much time or as little time as we needed, depending on... More

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Don't leave Edinburgh without visiting the Royal Yacht. The charity running it have made the experience so easy for people of all ages and abilities as you go from floor to floor. You can easily imagine the different lives of all the ranks and picture the Queen in her sitting room. Brilliant and well worth the very reasonable fee

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barrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The audio is fabulous. Our family (adults and teenage children) loved it. Would highly recommend to all.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

An interesting insight into the Royal family - a lot less ostentatious than i thought the boat would be but that was quite a nice thing to discover. Used tesco vouchers to get in and well worth it!

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Staff were friendly, entrance price reasonable, free audio tour. Nice to see inside something so famous, but glad the taxpayer isn't paying for this anymore! Nice that it's free parking and by a shopping mall too. Recommended.

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was ok . But the comment on the audio was a bit over the top . And made it a bit ridiculous . I thought it rather proved the loneliness of the Queen , the strangeness of it all - a ship with 300 people staff and 5 tons of luggage for one family ??!! And MANY guests (... More

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