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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This really was a fascinating tour for adults and our age 7-14 children. The recorded audio guides work really well and are very informative. Anyone interested in the royal family, ships, the Royal Navy, engineering, interior design, history or just to see how the other...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent condition and well maintained. Audio handset excellent quality in many languages. Staff were very knowledgable. Sweet shop on board delicious

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice yacht and very nice view. We have been there on a sunny day. Stayed in a bar with a terrace and facing to the yacht. Amazing!!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really amazing audio tour that helped to understand the queens love for the yacht. Children’s audio tour helped my daughter enjoy the experience too. The cafe was amazing although would have liked to have been able to have a traditional afternoon tea.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

For anyone who has been watching The Crown this is a 'must visit'. There are a number of scenes set on board Britannia (although the real vessel is not used in the series) that viewers will quickly recognise. Anyone with an interest in history, the...More

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Elliot J, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It sounds like you had a wonderful experience on board Britannia. It is great to learn you enjoyed the tour with our complimentary audio guide. Britannia does indeed differ from other Royal residences as unlike many which were handed down to HM Queen, both she...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressive. Each room got better. Five decks to explore. Tea room on board, if required. Hand held audio guide included. Well worth the armed forces discounted price. You need at least hour-hour and half to see it all, including the other two boats on...More

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Elliot J, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Britannia and that you found the tour to be impressive. As you mention, the tour is self-guided with our complimentary audio guide, available in 30 languages. For the information of others, during the tour of Britannia...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The best part of this excursion was the walk from central Edinburgh. Basically....it's a ship. I suppose if you are really into the Royals than this is something of interest or important to you. But, if the Royals aren't your thing then this isn't worth...More

Thank TorontoAmber
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Elliot J, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Britannia. We are sorry to learn that the tour was “not your cup of tea”. As you mention, a tour of Britannia can be combined with a visit to the many shops and restaurants in Ocean Terminal. It even has a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited here with my partner and my in laws while they were visiting us in Edinburgh. We decided to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia as they were keen to visit this famous attraction and we had not been before so we were also looking...More

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Elliot J, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia and for your lovely review. It’s great to learn that you found the tour, along with our complimentary audio guide so informative. We will pass on your kind words to our staff who work incredibly hard to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked this for a party of 30. We were piped on board. Had a champagne reception and a great whistle stop tour ,lovely 5 course meal with paired wines Great food and great service. We highly recommend it.More

Thank Les M
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Elliot J, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind recommendation of Britannia as an exclusive-use events venue. We are delighted to learn that you had such a wonderful time on board, and will certainly pass your lovely comments along to our dedicated Events team, who work incredibly hard to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great day out. Use of handsets describing each part of yacht with stories of royal family very interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed this, one of the best "museum" type activities I have paid for in a long time, plus once you have been you can apply for...More

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Elliot J, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It sounds like you had a lovely day out on board Britannia. It is wonderful to learn that you enjoyed the tour so much and found it to be such good value for money. As you mention, admission to Britannia includes a complimentary audio guide,...More

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Patnrod
15 February 2018|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We welcome visitors of all ages on board Britannia and offer a children’s version of our complimentary audio guide. We also have our cuddly corgis hiding around the yacht for our Cuddly Corgi... More
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18 January 2018|
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Response from rubyrae2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lift and areas which have ramps for wheelchairs.
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Alaine G
18 January 2018|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The standard dress code for our events is black tie. Ladies tend to wear any of the options that you mention so please wear whatever you are most comfortable in. We look forward to welcoming... More
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