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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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Reviewed yesterday

Bigger than expected, we enjoyed our walk around pretty much all of the yacht. You will be given a phone on arrival and type in the number listed in each area so you can listen to information relevant to that particular area. The Trust have...More

Thank andie52
Reviewed yesterday

The entrance and ticket booth is inside upstairs in a mall next to the yacht. Need to be able to do lots of stairs, ducking head, etc. Tea room luncheon made us feel special and great food. A glimpse into the relaxation the royals enjoyed...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed yesterday

£15 gets you a well planned tour of the Monarchs' old holiday cruiser. We found the audio guide and route through the ship to be informative and interesting. They really have put a lot of thought into the exhibit. The staff were ever present and...More

Thank willandsue2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for the second time with friends and this is a well organised place to give anyone with an interest in British royal family a chance to see how they had travelled to many places around the world. You could also see how the...More

Thank John-Rosie-13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading other reviews I was sceptical. People saying it was boring and all about the royals, also people complaining about other tourists, long queues, bad service (boat and tea room) and the boat swaying. Well all of that was simply untrue and I am...More

Thank bunny5770
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing experience to visit the yacht that has so many stories to tell. Having seen recently released video footage around the Queens reign, the memories of the royal family being normal on Britannia was brought to life when seeing it in the flesh. Really...More

Thank CharfieldPTC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had visited in 2003 & returned now at the request of friends we were away with. I was impressed by the upgrade work completed since I last visited & learnt as much on my re visit as I did on my first.

Thank MartyDW
Reviewed yesterday

I am glad I went as it was on my wish list but I did not find it as interesting as I thought I would. Be aware that the cafe is situated half way round the tour route and once you get to the end...More

Thank Bakerboys2013
Reviewed yesterday

....like the Queen (or Prince Philipp) go and visit the HMY Britannia. It's worth every pound. Great Audio Tour, very interesting. Easy to reach (great bus Connection).

Thank Joachim K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Superb value for money. Great tea room with delightful staff - Cameron was especially attentive. The displays are Really well done and so interesting. Close by is Bloodhound which my husband sailed in as a youth so double value for money. We spent around three...More

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Pauline H
20 September 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your question. Please note that Britannia is highly accessible for wheelchairs as long as they have a width under 67cm. There are ramps in place throughout the tour and lifts in place to take you... More
Hilary W
21 July 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your question and apologies for the delayed response. Our Audio Guide is included in the price of your ticket and is currently available in 30 different languages as well as a children's... More
10 July 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question. Please note that it is not necessary to pre-book your tickets as these can be purchased upon arrival at our Visitor Centre, located on the second floor of Ocean Terminal. We never sell out of... More