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Address: 2nd Floor, Ocean Terminal | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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+44 131 555 5566
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5...

Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 10 years' running and TripAdvisor's UK No.1 Landmark Attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2014), 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 fully 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 27 languages and British Sign Language Tablet. Fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round with FREE parking 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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Brilliant Attraction

Very good attraction, felt like I really seen how the royals enjoyed there holidays! Your was very well done and I enjoyed taking my time around the ship! A must see!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good attraction, felt like I really seen how the royals enjoyed there holidays! Your was very well done and I enjoyed taking my time around the ship! A must see!!

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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the money but allow 3 hours to do this (if you add a cup of tea in the dining area). The handset audio guides which are free on admission are essential and give so much interesting information. A great place to visit.

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

We are really pleased to learn that you enjoyed the tour of Britannia’s five decks. As you mention, we offer a complimentary audio guide which allows you to take the tour at your own pace. It is available in 27 languages and soon to be 30! Thank you for your review. More 

Corringham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a Royalist but couldn't miss out on this historical prize whilst a few days in Edinburgh. So impressively sited and in my book value for money. 2/3 hours sped past and it was at a leisurely stroll taking in how the other half lived. Superbly preserved, audio aid brilliant,photos no problem(unlike other establishments) and a very very... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Britannia. It sounds like you really enjoyed your time on board! As you mention, we encourage photography throughout the entirety of the tour. We will also pass on your kind words to our staff. Thank you for your kind review. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is well worth a visit. Lets you see how the elite lived and were served.This in its day was the height of luxury and wealth. The Ocean terminal shopping where the yacht is based is also an excellent area for shopping. All manners of stores there.

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

We are really glad to learn that you found your tour to be so worthwhile. As you mention, a tour of Britannia can be combined with a visit to the many shops and restaurants in Ocean Terminal. It even has a multi-screen cinema. Thank you for your review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've spent a bit of time in Edingburgh, and touring the Royal Yacht is one of my best memories. Whether you have a particular interest in the British monarchy or navel vessels, it's a fascinating glimpse of 20th Century history. And the cleanest ship's engine room you'll ever see! Lots of fascinating small, personal items from the Royal Family and... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Britannia. It’s wonderful to learn that touring Britannia is one of your best memories from your time in Edinburgh. As you mention, the majority of items on board are original to Britannia and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection. Many thanks for your five-star review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A well organised and fascinating visit. Can be reached easily by bus from Edinburgh. Lots to see with friendly helpful staff.

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

Thank you for visiting and for telling others that Britannia is not to be missed. We are delighted to learn that you found the tour to be so fascinating and will pass on your kind words to our staff. Many thanks for your review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

How the other half live. Fantastic insight into the life of the royals. The banqueting room was something else. Thoroughly recommended.

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

It’s lovely to learn that you enjoyed your tour and especially enjoyed seeing the State Dining Room. Many thanks for your review and kind recommendation. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit immensely. The ship has been adapted well with glass patricians instead of bulkheads allowing to view in the cabins. It is accessible for the disabled, with ramps and lifts. We had a light lunch onboard and food was very good.

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

We are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time on board so much. As you mention, Britannia is highly accessible with lifts and ramps in place. The tour route is accessible to wheelchairs with a width under 67cm. For more information about accessibility, please see our website or give us a call. Thank you for taking the time... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a tourist attraction, this is more satisfying than you might expect. Britannia is interesting for her history and as an example of a ship of her period. She is kept in astonishingly good condition. The presentation is excellent - not trivialised, over-simplified or Disneyfied. It may wind you up, though, if you dislike the monarchy. We have taken various... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Britannia and for bringing others to see the Royal Yacht too. We are delighted to learn that everyone has enjoyed their visit. We will ensure that your kind words are passed on to our Maintenance and Housekeeping teams who work incredibly hard to ensure that Britannia is preserved for future generations. Many thanks for your lovely... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got a bus from Edinburgh to Leith which took about 15 minutes. The Royal Yacht was so interesting and homely we were not surprised that the Queen was really fond of it. The Restaurant on board served nice coffees and the food looked good too.

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

Thank you for visiting Britannia. We are really glad to learn that you found the tour to be interesting and that you had a wonderful time on board. As you mention, The Queen was very fond of Britannia and described it as the one place where she could truly relax. Many thanks for your five-star review. More 

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