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Royal Yacht Britannia

| Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 12 years running and in TripAdvisor's UK Top 10 for the last 5 years, Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world. Sailing a million miles on a thousand official visits, during 40 years in service, the Royal Yacht played host to glittering state banquets and official receptions, but was also home to the Royal Family and crew of 220 Royal Yachtsmen. Explore Britannia's highly accessible 5 decks with highlights including the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew's Quarters, Engine Room and stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Highly accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round .Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local buses every 10 minutes - 11, 22, 34 and 300 to Ocean Terminal).
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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Reviewed yesterday

At the beginning of the tour you are given a hand-held device with the recordings for the tour. You can play the recording for each part of the tour whenever you please---which works very nicely so that you can move at your own pace. You...More

Thank lewis314
Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating insight into how the royals lived. Surprising to see the Queen's and Prince Philip's tiny single beds in separate bedrooms. The only double bed on board was first placed there for Charle's and Diana's honeymoon. The dining room and lounge are beautiful though and...More

Thank Aulay
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed this trip. Give yourself 2 hours minimum. The audio is really interesting to give you an insight on how life on the yacht used to be like. A real treasure.

Thank SuzieMac73
Reviewed yesterday

You simply cannot visit Edinburgh and not visit this iconic yacht. The state dining room and main sitting room is worthy of any country house. It is difficult to think you are on a ship.

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Royal Yacht Britannia, the queens ship is now retired and is run as a sight seeing venture by a charity. It is breathtaking! Stunning! Fabulous! and any other words you can think and more. It takes you back to the fifties, sixes and seventies...More

Thank jamjamCheshire
Reviewed 2 days ago

This ship is only worth going to see if you are really interested in the Royal family, but not the current generation. Shows the opulence of days of past for the royals and the visitors to the ship. Interesting to see what staff quarters and...More

Thank Elsie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth every penny staff great and the tour is amazing. Cafe good value and super service. They did Edinburgh proud today.

Thank Sharon123868
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed this visit, with audio tour. Nice to go at our own pace. The audio guide was clear and interesting. The restaurant was lovely.More

Thank Margaret D
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Britannia. It’s lovely to learn that you had an enjoyable time on board the yacht. As you mention, we offer a complimentary audio guide which is designed to let you explore the five decks at your own pace Thank you for...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great day out and nice food on board in the cafe. Takes roughly 1.5hrs to see it all. A great tourist attraction!

Thank Alice O
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so pleased that you had such a great day out on board Britannia! Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 3 days ago

A fascinating insight into the life of the royals, with many original and authentic memorabilia. the ship is pretty much as it was left when decommisioned. I found the crew's quarters particularly interesting, and the chance to see the Queen and Philip's private rooms was...More

Thank ianalba
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so delighted that Britannia was the highlight of your stay in Edinburgh! As you mention, the majority of items on board are original to Britannia and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection. Thank you very much for visiting and for giving us...More

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November 25, 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Many thanks for your question. Admission to the tour includes a complimentary audio guide as well as an Annual Pass which lets you return, free of charge, for a year. Afternoon Tea is not included in the price of... More
November 20, 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your question. Indeed, photograpy is encouraged throughout the entirety of the tour and our Visitor Assistants are always on hand to take pictures for you if you would like.
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your question. We are delighted that you plan to visit. We usually recommend an hour and a half for the tour itself, although it is completely self-led so you can take as much or as little time as you... More