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Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Drive | 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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“tea room” (1,347 reviews)
“engine room” (850 reviews)
“shopping centre” (721 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ocean Drive | Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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+44 131 555 5566
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Reviewed today

Well worth a visit and very interesting love the fact that you can take your time going round the yacht and there is a lift to each level will definitely be back

Thank Shelagh C
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Reviewed today

This tour was so well laid out and informative. Visitors were able to walk through at their own pace. The staff was very pleasant. Definitely worthwhile.

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Reviewed yesterday

To visit this was all part of the deal from the tour buses .As it was “free entrance “ we both went along with no real expectations ,however we were proved so wrong. The bus drops you right outside a great modern new shopping development...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit, as close as you’ll ever get to the queens bedroom! Interesting to see how the yacht worked and how the crew lived, a lovely place to have afternoon tea

Thank JoStansbridge
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting. It is great to learn that you enjoyed seeing both the State Apartments and the Crew’s Quarters as well as a visit to the Royal Deck Tea Room.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two hours visit to Royal Yacht which is only about 20min from city centre by bus. It was majestic and an amazing experience. The audio guide was comprehensive and it’s available in a few different languages. Definitely something to see In Edinburgh.More

Thank yusufmoaz
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

It is kind of you to let others know that Britannia is only 20 minutes from the city centre via local buses 11, 22 and Skylink 300. As you mention our audio guides offer interesting details in each room of the tour and, we believe...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Yacht Britannia is a must-do when in Edinburgh. It is a self-guided tour and so well done. You will see like as Elizabeth, Philip, Charles and Di did. The cafe is a wonderful place to have a light lunch with Brittania gin and...More

Thank j68ky
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for visiting. We are delighted that you describe Britannia as a must-visit attraction in Edinburgh and that you enjoyed our audio guided tour. Indeed, the Royal Deck Tea Room is the perfect place for a refreshment during your tour.

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Reviewed yesterday

Spending a few days in Edinburgh so decided to visit the Yacht. Lovely entrance leading up to the gateway. Audio guide was great and explained all the rooms and artefacts. Rooms amazing as just like they were left. Can get busy in some areas. Thoroughly...More

Thank Louise R
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit to Britannia touring the five decks from the State Apartments to the Crew’s Quarters. Many thanks for your five-star review.

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Reviewed yesterday

I have to say I was impressed by the organisation from the start having ordered tickets prior to our visit and receiving a lovely letter with the tickets and all the information I would need in the post. A nice touch. Britannia is situated next...More

Thank Karen H
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to leave your informative review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful visit from receiving your tickets in the post to a glass of Champagne in the Royal Deck Tea Room. As you mention Ocean Terminal Shopping...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Yacht is a must if you are visiting Edinburgh. It is easily accessible using public transport, Buses 34 and 300 get you there. The tour itself is wonderful with individual hand sets which explains all aspects of the Yacht and its workings.More

Thank PatOMH
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting. As you mention local buses 11, 22 and Skylink 300 travel from the city centre to Britannia for only £1.70 each way, correct change needed. It is great to learn that you enjoyed using our audio guides which offer interesting stories...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were only in Edinburgh for a day and a half but crammed in a visit to the Britannia. It was well worth it. Fascinating to see what life was like for the Royals. The boat was something like 60 years old when it was...More

Thank Dave C
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for touring Britannia during your busy visit to Edinburgh. It is fantastic to learn that your tour was fascinating and worthwhile with the audio guides providing informative stories of life on board for both the Royal Family and the Royal Yachtsmen. Thank you...More

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Patnrod
15 February 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We welcome visitors of all ages on board Britannia and offer a children’s version of our complimentary audio guide. We also have our cuddly corgis hiding around the yacht for our Cuddly Corgi... More
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6AMS
18 January 2018|
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Response from rubyrae2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lift and areas which have ramps for wheelchairs.
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Alaine G
18 January 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The standard dress code for our events is black tie. Ladies tend to wear any of the options that you mention so please wear whatever you are most comfortable in. We look forward to welcoming... More
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