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“Good day out”

Royal Yacht Britannia
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$20.32*
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ranked #3 of 394 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 11 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 highly 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 30 languages and British Sign Language Tablet. Highly 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).
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

It was cold and wet in Edinburgh but we enjoyed the visit ,just to see how the other half live ,loved the cafe nice coffee warm and cosy .

Visited January 2013
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Thank Alex P
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thanks for letting others know Britannia is an all-weather attraction, Alex. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit, and as you say, the Royal Deck Tea Room is such a treat, especially to warm up on a chilly day. Many thanks for visiting and posting your review to TripAdvisor.
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Portsmouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Probably the best experience in Edinburgh. This is the first time I have seen the inside of a yacht. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife is from a defence family and she practically grew up in ships, but still she loved it. There is a nice royal cafe as well, sitting there will make you feel like a royal :). Everything is neatly presented and its a very good and rare opportunity to see the royal life style your self. A must visit.

Visited March 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
It really means a lot that you describe Britannia as the best experience you had in Edinburgh. It’s fantastic to hear that the Royal Deck Tea Room was such a treat for you both and that the team made you feel like Royalty on your visit to Britannia. Many thanks for visiting while you were in Edinburgh.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A real treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Britannia is a real treat for all, a beautiful ship for you to walk round and view its glory. The staff are very helpful and the whole experience is worth every penny....

Visited April 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
We are so pleased you found the Britannia experience to be a ‘real treat’. I will ensure your comments are passed to the team who are so passionate about ensuring an exceptional visit for all our guests. Many thanks for your five-star review.
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Brize Norton, United Kingdom
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“A good trip if your in Leith”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This was an good couple of hours, only down side was the hand sets were a tad cumbersome and more like 1980s first mobile phones, which made taking photos a bit of a task, otherwise if you like things royal then you will enjoy it, just bring plenty of cash as its not cheap

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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Many thanks for visiting and supporting the work of our charitable trust, Nik. Thank you for your feedback - I am glad you enjoyed discovering Britannia’s five decks. After visiting once, you can apply for an Annual Pass which gives you free entry for up to a year and 15% off in the Royal Deck Tea Room and Gift Shop.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely tour and beautifully set out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Not bad value for money £12 audio tour of the royal yacht,beautiful rooms and really interesting can almost picture the queen on board staff quarters hard to imagine how they managed.immaculately clean well maintained. Staff very helpful and tea rooms wonderful. Really pleased we did this trip

Visited March 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Lovely to hear how much you enjoyed Britannia and found the experience to be such good value for money. Thank you for commenting on how well maintained Britannia is too – our dedicated maintenance and housekeeping teams work tirelessly to ensure she is kept in immaculate condition and will love reading your review.
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