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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%
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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

A fascinating insight into the life of the royals, with many original and authentic memorabilia. the ship is pretty much as it was left when decommisioned. I found the crew's quarters particularly interesting, and the chance to see the Queen and Philip's private rooms was...More

Thank ianalba
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really well presented tour of the Yacht. Staff were excellent and the audio guide gets it just right. Totally enjoyable and a real must- especially with free parking. The cafe was nice but very pricey so be prepared. My 87 year old Mam loved it...More

Thank robs279
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Britannia. We are so pleased to learn that everyone enjoyed their time on board! As you mention, Ocean Terminal provides our visitors with free parking; we recommend using level E of the Blue car park. Thank you for your review and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Both my husband and I have wanted to visit the Britannia for a while and I'm so glad we did it was fantastic it's a must for all fans of the Royal family, it really is a great insight into the lives of the royals...More

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

It’s wonderful to learn that you both had a fantastic day out on board and that the tour lived up to your expectations. We hope that you will apply for an Annual Pass which is included in the price of your original ticket and allows...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must if you visit Edinburgh. It was fascinating going from deck to deck hearing about everything that had happened over the years.

Thank nigel8304
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and for telling others that Britannia is a must-visit attraction. We are so pleased that you really enjoyed your time on board.

Reviewed 3 days ago

i think it was about £15p/p for the tour lasts about 1.5hrs very good self guided tour, and a very tasty lunch menu, mostly soups and sandwiches, afternoon teas

Thank happychappy1966
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and for letting us know you found the tour to be worthwhile. As you mention, an adult ticket is £15.50 and concessions are available.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was part of my birthday trip and well worth the visit we had a lovely afternoon tea on board and the service was brilliant very informative audio guide machine prices where realistic at £15 conscessions £13.50More

Thank Carol B
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted that you enjoyed spending your birthday on board; a belated Happy Birthday from all of the staff at Britannia! As you mention, we offer a complimentary audio guide which lets you explore the yacht at your own pace. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderfully interesting and revealing exhibit. So full of history and stories from is time serving the royal family. Afternoon tea in the restaurant on the top deck overlooking the bay is a must.

Thank Sarahjm45
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It’s lovely to learn that you enjoyed your tour and visit to our Royal Deck Tea Room. Our Hospitality team will be so pleased by your kind recommendation. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a treat to spend the evening on this fabulous yacht. The whole experience was faultless. Collect from hotel and arrived to a red carpet with a piper playing as you boarded the ship! Very glamours! Greeted with champagne which was continuously topped up. Wonderful...More

Thank Lizie T
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed attending a private event on board Britannia. We will make sure to pass on your very kind words to all of our Hospitality and Events team. Thank you for your review and kind recommendation.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must do tourist visit. It's out of town but accessible by local bus. The Ship is excellent . Full of original artifacts, in excellent condition and the audio guided tour is fantastic. It is surprisingly simply furnished and very tastefully decorated. The...More

Thank Philip R
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Britannia. It is so kind of you to tell others that Britannia is must-visit attraction! We are delighted that you had a fantastic time on board and will ensure that your kind words are passed on to our Maintenance and Housekeeping...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon out. The self guided tour takes about 2 hours. Very interesting and lovely to see so many photos around the yacht of the Royal family looking so relaxed. I would definitely recommend a visit here.

Thank Sushe2013
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experienc at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very glad that you had a lovely afternoon on board and enjoyed the tour with our complimentary audio guide. Thank you for visiting and for your kind recommendation.

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chantryb53
25 November 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Many thanks for your question. Admission to the tour includes a complimentary audio guide as well as an Annual Pass which lets you return, free of charge, for a year. Afternoon Tea is not included in the price of... More
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19Umbertino70
20 November 2017|
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Hello Thank you for your question. Indeed, photograpy is encouraged throughout the entirety of the tour and our Visitor Assistants are always on hand to take pictures for you if you would like.
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pickles2
5 November 2017|
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Hello Thank you for your question. We are delighted that you plan to visit. We usually recommend an hour and a half for the tour itself, although it is completely self-led so you can take as much or as little time as you... More
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