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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).
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (1,454 reviews)
“engine room” (757 reviews)
“shopping centre” (651 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Informative, interesting and nice restaurant on board. Easy to get to from Edinburgh city centre. Just hop on the 22 bus . The Audio tour is really good and you can go back or skip sections as you require..

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed today

You can wander round the Royal Yacht from the Queen's apartments to the sailors who were the crew. Even the royal Rolls Royce is still on-board. It has a Tea-room on the Quarter-deck and it is worth having afternoon tea and watching the Firth of...More

Thank M1dpq
Reviewed today via mobile

Very well organized and the ship is AMAZING. And as you have the audio guide for free ... it's not as expensive as that.

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Thank Tiago M
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I found the ship fascinating and really enjoyed our morning there. Neither of us is a maritime buff or a royal family buff, but we enjoyed seeing the family's living quarters and imagining their lives when visiting the ship. (Princess Diana 'purchased'...More

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

Thank you for visiting Britannia. We are very pleased that you both found the tour to be fascinating. As you mention, it offers an insight into life on board for both the Royal Family and those who served on board. For the information of others,...More

Reviewed yesterday

We loved seeing the Queen's decommissioned yacht. You'll love seeing the separate rooms where the Queen and Prince Phillip slept as well as the room where Prince Charles and Princess Diana spent their honeymoon. Also, you'll see the dining room where lots of dignitaries dined....More

Thank Bailey357
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are delighted that you loved the tour of Britannia’s five decks. Our Retail team will be so pleased that you especially liked our gift shop. Many thanks for your review and for your very kind recommendation.

Reviewed yesterday

Super interesting and informative! Buy the two day hop on/hop off bus ticket and do this on the red route. Can stop at the Botanical Gardens on the way to or from. The bus ticket by itself does not include the actual tour. Do buy...More

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

Thank you for visiting Britannia as part of your Majestic bus tour of Edinburgh. It’s brilliant to learn that you found the tour to be so interesting. As you mention, tickets can be pre-booked but we usually recommend just purchasing your ticket at our Visitor...More

Reviewed yesterday

The RYB is such an amazing place to visit. The staff couldn't be more helpful. It was busy but that didn't spoil our visit. The Tea room is a lovely oasis of calm with great views plus delicious refreshments.

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

It’s wonderful to learn that you had such an amazing time on board. Our Tea Room team will be so pleased by your very kind words. Many thanks for visiting and for your review.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So glad we visited. Very interesting and the staff very helpful and courteous. Happy to take photos of you. The cafe on board was lovely and although very busy when we were there the staff did their job very well. One small niggle the self-guide...More

Thank Topgran1
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

It’s lovely to learn that you enjoyed your time on board Britannia. We will pass on your very kind words to all of our staff. For the information of others, lanyards and earphones are available for use with our complimentary audio guide. Please ask the...More

Reviewed yesterday

During our recent visit to Edinburgh my husband and I booked to see the Royal Yacht and we were so glad we did. The audio guide is very informative and gave an insight into what life was like onboard. You start your tour at the...More

Thank Caren06
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are really pleased to learn that you both enjoyed your visit to Britannia. As you mention, the majority of items on board are original to Britannia and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection. Thank you very much for your review and for your...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited not sure what to expect as we hadn't pre booked but went early and had no trouble getting in .The guides given free were excellent and gave a comprehensive overview of the ship and the family uses on the ship .One complaint wax...More

Thank margaret e
Elliot J, Head of Visitor Experience at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting Britannia. It’s great to hear that you thought the tour with our complimentary audio guide was excellent! As you mention, Britannia is highly accessible with lifts and ramps in place throughout. Many thanks for your five-star review.

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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
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raecarmichael
11 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
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Pandora5bc
9 June 2017|
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Response from Elliot J | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your question. The best view of Britannia's exterior can be gained from the viewing terrace situated on Ocean Terminal's second floor. We hope that we will also have the chance to welcome you on board... More
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