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“Great afternoon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ranked #2 of 339 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 10 years' running and TripAdvisor's UK No.1 Landmark Attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2014), 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 fully accessible 5 decks with highlights including the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew's Quarters, Engine Room and stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. FREE audio guide in 27 languages and British Sign Language Tablet. Fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round with FREE parking at Ocean Terminal. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local buses every 10 minutes - 11, 22, 34 and 35 to Ocean Terminal).
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Great afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

What a brilliant experience, would have liked to have seen the queens bathroom , but really good value for money

Visited February 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Lovely to see you describe your experience at Britannia as being good value for money. Many thanks for visiting.
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“The Britannia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Great experience, loved the boat even though it was blowing a houlie! Really lovely morning, have to say in particular their staff were very friendly and knowledgeable 5 stars!!!

Visited February 2013
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Shelley R, M at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
A great review – thank you for the five stars and for commenting on the team who work so hard to ensure a world class experience for our visitors. I will ensure your review is passed over to them.
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

A very worthwhile attraction. This was a facinating insight into life on board the Royal Yacht, It's great that it is open for everyone to see. The cafe on board is well worth a visit and not overly priced.

Visited February 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
It sounds like the Royal Deck Tea Room was a highlight of your visit, Judith. Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the insight into life on board. Many thanks for your review.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Ship :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The whole family enjoyed a visit to the Royal Ship Britannia in February 2013 after staying in Edinburgh. A great attraction. Staff were polite and informative. Audio tour was great :) It allowed you to go at your own pace which was excellent and allows you to skip bits that don't interest you. The ship wasn't over crowded by any means so you could easily move around the thin corridors which can be problems at attractions like this. Overall an excellent trip. We were there for about 2 - 2 1/2 hours :D

Visited February 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We are so pleased to hear the whole family enjoyed a visit to Britannia, Dave. It sounds like you had a lovely, relaxing visit, taking the tour at your own pace with the audio handset. Thank you very much for visiting and sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor.
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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“A must on your visit to Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The highlight of my day, and my weekend in Edinburgh, the Royal Yacht was fascinating to visit. The audio tour was informative and interesting, and as a solo traveller, covered everything I needed to know without having to ask anyone. The staff were friendly and professional.
The tour ends in a large shopping centre with lots of coffee shops and restaurants.
Well worth the entry fee.

Visited February 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Fantastic to hear that Britannia was the highlight of your weekend in Edinburgh. Thank you so much for commenting on the team – everyone is dedicated to ensuring our visitors have only an exceptional experience on board and your comments will mean a lot to them. As you also mention, it’s a great idea to combine your visit to Britannia with a look around Ocean Terminal’s many shops and restaurants. Thank you for your review.
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