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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 11 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. FREE audio guide in 30 languages and British Sign Language Tablet. Highly accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round with FREE parking for 1600 cars at Ocean Terminal. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local buses every 10 minutes - 11, 22, 34 and 35 to Ocean Terminal).
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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

You must take time from your visit to Edinburgh to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. This is probably the only time you will get to see this amazing ship that was built in 1953 for the use of Her Majesty the Queen to entertain a...More

Thank ArtRamirez
Reviewed today

We took an Uber taxi to go to Royal Yacht Britannia at the Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh. The friendly staffs with their smart uniform are very professional and helpful. The Royal Yacht Britannia was a sailing home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal...More

Thank HPLIM
Reviewed today

Easily accessible with helpful commentary. An education for everyone! Takes about an hour and a half to complete the tour but with the flexibility to return to whichever part you wish. A real insight into life for the royal household in the last century! Well...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed today

A nice afternoon spent looking inside the yacht, interior where the crew live and work, and the areas where the royals reside. Some interesting bits of info that you would not normally think about. Has a cafe on board as well, so a nice place...More

Thank H S
Reviewed yesterday

We were given a recorded guide for our Tour and it was very well done. The yacht is scrupulously maintained and squeaky clean. It was a great experience to be able to see inside the rooms on board as we remember it visiting Sydney when...More

Thank Judy J
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I was fortunate enough to be on a touring holiday who's highlight was an evening meal onboard in the state dinning room. The 5 course meal was outstanding and the service throughout the evening was excellent. The evening started with a welcome drink followed by...More

Thank Nick H
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are so pleased that you had an amazing evening on board and will pass on your kind words to our Events team. They will be delighted that your time on board was a highlight!

Reviewed yesterday

We had wonderful time touring the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh. The rooms were amazing to see from the lower decks of the officers to the Queen's stately rooms. It was great to see how the yacht functioned while the Queen was staying there. We...More

Thank Helen725
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you very much for visiting Britannia and for your kind words. We are delighted that you had such a nice time on board and our Tea Room team will be very pleased that you thought the food was delicious. Many thanks again for your...More

Reviewed yesterday

Not really a yacht but a really big ship. We enjoyed looking at the rooms and seeing how the royal half lives.

Thank boliphan
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting and for letting us know that you enjoyed the tour of the five decks!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got the 35 bus to Leith which was easy. The yacht is through the shopping centre. Good organisation and a great visit. It is kept in great condition and you can take pictures throughout. You can imagine how lovely it was when in use....More

Thank famhols2016
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are delighted to learn that you had a great visit. As you mention, photography is encouraged throughout the entirety of the tour. We will ensure that your kind words are passed on to our Maintenance and Housekeeping teams who work incredibly hard to ensure...More

Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting Yatch thing bits and bobs of the Life of the British Monarchy and their experiences aboard the Vessel. There were many aspects of the vessel spaces that raised questions in my mind and I quite liked the vintage Rolls Royce it carries....More

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Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are glad that you found the tour of Britannia to be so worthwhile. Thank you very much for visiting and for recommending the tour to others, we really appreciate it!

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Pandora5bc
Hi Is there anywhere we can take photos of the outside? My husband wants to try and get some pictures of the outside, is this possible? Thanks
9 June 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your question. The best view of Britannia's exterior can be gained from the viewing terrace situated on Ocean Terminal's second floor. We hope that we will also have the chance to welcome you on board... More
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Shaun Paul C
What is the luggage store like? We'll be arriving at the airport rather early and are considering getting the 200 bus here, looking round etc... before heading into the city and checking in to our hotel. Only hand luggage and a small weekend type case.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your question. Indeed, we do have a space where you can store your luggage for the duration of your tour, free of charge. Please just ask the Staff at our Visitor Centre when you arrive and they will be... More
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anneo568
What is the beautiful scent on the yacht?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. We are delighted that you thought Britannia had a beautiful scent during your tour. This may be from the food cooking in the original Galley kitchens. Most of the food on offer in our... More
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