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Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Drive | Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ocean Drive | Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a fun visit. We were there for about two hours. The ship was impressive, and you see were royalty stayed. There is a lot of history and you get to see things up close.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed today

I'm not very "royal" and so was never really interested in this, but what a surprise. Spent nearly 2 hours going round the yacht, found it very eye opening.... enjoyed the audio descriptions of each level/room. Much bigger than it looks, and really worth a...More

Thank Linbeat
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Reviewed today via mobile

Four of us thought we’d spend a couple of hours here. It ended up taking more than three hours as there was so much to see and we had morning tea in the Royal Tea Rooms. We had fun finding the cuddly corgis and sticky...More

Thank Katrina H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is probably interesting if you are into the royal goings on. It was well done but just really took way to long to get there and go through the tour. I’m regretting the time I spent here instead of elsewhere in Edinburgh.More

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

Thank you for visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia. We are glad to learn that you found the tour to be well organised. For the information of others, the tour of five decks is self-guided with our complimentary audio guide, and can be done at your...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Defs need 3 hours on this tour. Head set guide is a must and very good to use. My fav is the engine room but both types of living quarters was an eye opener. Must see.More

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

It is great to learn that you enjoyed the tour with our complimentary audio guide. Our dedicated Maintenance and Housekeeping teams will be pleased to learn that you liked the Engine Room, as they work hard to keep it in perfect condition. Many thanks for...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To see the royal life and the life of the crew and the whole person of the large yatch is amazing and a great experience. The audio guide is really useful. A must do in Edinburgh. And having something in the tea room is not...More

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

We are pleased to learn that you found the tour of Britannia to be so amazing, and our complimentary audio guide to be so useful. Thank you for visiting, and for your five-star review.

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Reviewed yesterday

Wow! After seeing the yacht on episodes of The Crown, it was super fun to actually walk through the ship. We even stopped for tea and scones in the onboard tearoom. Everything has been kept just as it was when used last by the Royals....More

Thank SpursFan5
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia. As you mention, the majority of items on board are original to Britannia and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection, so you do get to experience the Yacht as it was during Royal service. Britannia is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This fascinating tour is very well organized and worth a visit. The audio guide supplied is one of the best we’ve experienced. You can take your time and go through the different areas at your own pace. We loved all the photos of royalty and...More

Thank spitzy135
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are delighted to learn that you the tour of Britannia exceeded your expectations, and that you enjoyed exploring all five decks with our complimentary audio guide. As you mention, we recommend taking around 2 hours to complete the tour, however, as it is self-guided...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great day out and afternoon tea on board was superb 😊 Fascinating and with great views out onto the Foray of Forth - a perfect day !More

Thank Ambleside90
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are glad to learn that you had such a perfect day out aboard Britannia and found the tour to be so fascinating. A visit to our Royal Deck Tea Room is indeed a wonderful way to complete the tour, and, as you mention, enjoy...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free loan of an electric mobility scooter was very helpful. This can be found in the Ocean Terminal shopping mall. The yacht itself is fully accessible,there were some tight corners ,but all were manageable. The Yacht is very interesting with lots of insights into the...More

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

It is great to learn that you found the tour of Britannia to be so interesting, and the tour route to be so accessible. For the benefit of others, Britannia is a highly accessible attraction for all ages and abilities to enjoy. There are lifts...More

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Robert M
17 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
21 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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