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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).
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

I had wanted to visit for years, and I wasn't disappointed. What a great way to spend a couple of hours. There was plenty of information, and the personal audio guide was easy to use,and there were plenty of staff to assist, and chat to....More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When on a rainy day but this is a must to do. The guided tour using the hand sets was excellent. You have to take tea in the tea room. The atmosphere of the yacht is unreal we really enjoyed the experience

Thank carol&dave
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having watched the Britannia leave Hull Docks years ago, we decided to give it a visit and it was worth every penny. This was excellent value for money with concessions available. Even though it was raining, the exhibition was set out beautifully with a free...More

Thank StevePageUK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wasn't expecting to have such a fabulous time on board but it was very interesting. Had a lovely meal in the restaurant on board. Would highly recommend this trip.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited today not really knowing what to expect.. we loved it. It took us about 2 hours to get round everything. The audio guide was super and well worth listening to. An interesting couple of hours spent brushing up on this impressive vessel and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on a tour of the Britannia on a recent trip to Scotland, it was okay if you like looking at an old boat. You could get audio, which I did, without it would have been a bit boring. You were only allowed in the...More

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

Thank you for visiting Britannia. We are pleased that you enjoyed using our complimentary audio guide. For the information of others, the State Apartments used by the Royal Family are on view during the tour, as are the majority of the Yacht’s five decks. We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with family aged 30-80 and we all loved it. Accessible for everyone including my nan in a wheel chair. The talking guide was good and we particularly enjoyed the interactive parts like sitting in the captain’s chair and wearing the uniform in the bar....More

Thank lucya0101
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Britannia. It’s wonderful to learn that everyone enjoyed their time on board. As you say, Britannia is highly accessible with lifts and ramps in place. Our hospitality team will be so pleased that you also enjoyed your stop off in our...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently took a tour of the decommissioned Royal Yacht Britannia. It was incredible to walk through this historic vessel and see rooms such as the Queen’s bedroom and the State Room. I am glad that it has been retained as a historical treasure and...More

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

It’s great to learn that you thought the tour was so amazing and that you especially enjoyed seeing the Engine Room. It is so kind of you to tell others that Britannia is not to be missed. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience, everyone was very pleasant and helpful, from the ticket agent to the gift shop clerk, even the ship mate that was polishing the hand rail that I walked by gave a cheerful “good morning” . A beautiful ship with an audio tour that...More

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

We are delighted to learn that you had such a wonderful experience on board and found all of our staff to be friendly. As you say, on a clear day you can see all the way to Fife and the Firth of Forth. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very clean. Well run and easy to navigate Would recommend to any royal fans around the world Great to see how the other half lived.

Thank andyinmorecambe100
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Britannia. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed the tour of the five decks. Thanks for your review and kind recommendation.

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19Umbertino70
20 November 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
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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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
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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pickles2
29 October 2017|
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Hello Thank you very much for your question. We are delighted to say that our stunning Christmas decorations will be going up on the morning of the 1st of December. During the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd we will also have... More
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