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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).
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ocean Drive | Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Super interesting, the audio guide is informative and only goes overboard (sorry!) in details towards the end when my concentration is starting to wane. The yacht is 65 years old and has apparently not been suitable for royal travel for the past 20 years. Still...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Glimpse how the royal family & yaughtsman lived together ib this ship Everyone had their own day for laundry Compare the space enjoyed by the Royal Family with the cramped conditions of the yaughtsmen Maarvel at the engines

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Reviewed yesterday

Immaculately presented and maintained. Fabulous self guided audio tour that is included in your ticket price. Lots of interesting historical artifacts and photos.

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Reviewed yesterday

Easily accessible by bus from most of Edinburgh, the royal yacht is a wonderful glimpse into the private recreational life of the royal family. The yacht is an open book in that all areas are visible and accessible to all visitors. The audioguide is a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We have wanted to visit the royal yacht Bitannia for some time and made the effort to take in this fantastic and most well known royal ship. The entrance is via the shopping mall and is reached via the second floor. We had purchased our...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is the yacht that was used by the Royal family. It was very interesting to see and hear the history of the ship.

Thank tnpharmer
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful yacht and tour. An insight into why Her Majesty valued her time onboard so much. Audio tour guide very useful and informative. It was quite busy with groups which made it a bit crowded.

Thank Rossyjedu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OK and nice to see old pics of royal family. Worth a walk around. Inside has been kept very well. Decent area it is situated.

Thank louiseplant
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must visit for anyone coming to Edinburgh. Buy ticket before you arrive - easy to do on line. The audio guide is excellent and steps you round the ship telling you fascinating stories and information from its long history

Thank Karaskar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have to time to visit HMY Britannia then it's a lovely visit. Free audio for the tour. After the tour visit the tea room for a lovely tea and a view of the fire of forth

Thank Mark S
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Robert M
18 June 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. You can certainly purchase your tickets from our Visitor Centre on the second floor of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, where your tour will begin. We never sell out of tickets, so you will... More
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AllisonTee
22 May 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The tables at our Royal Deck Tea Room are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and our waiting staff will always ensure that you are seated as soon as possible. As the tour of... 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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