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Royal Yacht Britannia

| 2nd Floor Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| 2nd Floor Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had visited the attraction as a child whilst on holiday but this was my partner's first visit. We both very much enjoyed it! The staff were friendly from start to finish, queues were managed well and the yacht audio tour is perfectly informative. We...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful piece of British and Royal history that is interesting and wonderfully presented. Not to be missed on any trip to Edinburgh

Thank Gary C
Reviewed yesterday

What a well done presentation. When the Royal Yacht Britannia was retired in 1997, several localities vied to be the new mooring spot. It's maintained and presented by a private non-profit group who do a great job at presenting this historic ship that was used...More

Thank ljrkrispes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this! Anyone would feel right at home on this ship-ok, the Rolls Royce might not be the usual mode of land transport for most of us, but the visit here is so pleasant. Do go on a nice, sunny day. And do buy...More

Thank Luckylibrarian13
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent a interesting look into the Royal Family ex holiday home. Lots of interesting information excellent lunch in cafe on board. We loved it we took our time and found this trip great value for money.

Thank WarriorBrideandGroom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour was very neat, being able to see how the ship operated. It was interesting to see the Royal accommodations on board and their day to day life on the ship. A top must-do in Edinburgh!

Thank crerickson
Reviewed yesterday

We were visiting Edinburgh for a short break and this was mentioned in our guide book as a "Must See" and it was. Get the bus (its easy and cheap and has a frequent service) - you need to get off at the Ocean Terminal....More

Thank Leh123
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well planned tour, very interesting. Try the fudge on board - yummy. A cream tea is also a must. Use tesco clubcard vouchers x4 to save money.

Thank SueParks_11
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

It’s great to learn that you enjoyed the tour and our delicious fudge which is made on board in the NAAFI. Many thanks for your five-star review.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very easy attraction to visit. The 22 Ocean Terminal bus costs £1.70 each way from Princes Street, stop number PE. It takes around 30 minutes and drops you right outside the attraction. An escalator up two floors takes you to the entrance. We booked...More

Thank Gareth R
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Britannia. We are delighted to learn that you had a fabulous time on board. We will pass on your kind words to all of our staff. As you mention, Britannia is accessible by bus with numbers 11, 22 and 35 travelling...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I've done the Britannia tour three times now and always find it fascinating. From the way you buy a boarding pass to the handheld 'tour guide ' machines that tell you the history of the rooms you enter. It's a fascinating vessel from the Royal...More

Thank Spage68
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review

It’s lovely to learn that you have enjoyed yourself every time you have visited Britannia. We hope that you have applied for an Annual Pass which allows each visitor to return, free of charge, for a year. Many thanks for your great review!

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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.
22 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
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
Did you book your ticket in advance , was it busy. I will be going there next week. Thanks
4 May 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 next week. Pre-booking your tickets is not obligatory; you will always be able to get on board whether you pre-book or not. The benefit of... More