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“Outstanding and interesting”

Royal Yacht Britannia
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ranked #3 of 402 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Warwick,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Outstanding and interesting”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

It was wonderful to see the Royal Yacht in such good state of maintenance and full of historical references. The visit allowed access to virtually all areas from the bridge to the engine room (well, outside the engine room), and allowed views both of the Royal and "below stairs" llives aboard. The audio tour was excellent, and there was never any pressure to move on so that visitors could enjoy it all at their own pace.
Altogether a really good experience - and a good couple of hours visit.

Visited August 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you so much for commenting on how well maintained Britannia is. Our dedicated maintenance and housekeeping teams work tirelessly to ensure she is kept in immaculate condition. Many thanks for visiting.
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Cornwall, Canada
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“Wow.”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

No words can say how wonderful this was to see it all. And to have lunch aboard was the ultimate for me and my mother.

Visited August 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
It sounds like you and your mother had a truly special visit. Many thanks for supporting the work of our charitable trust.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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“Royal Living”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

It was a treat to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia and catch a glimpse of the royal lifestyle. It was also interesting to see how the staff lived. Lunch on the Royal Deck was delicious. Very enjoyable time.

Visited August 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed lunch in the Royal Deck Tea Room. It is a a real treat with the stunning views, waiter service and food made fresh each day in the Galley. Many thanks for visiting and posting your review.
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Deloraine
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“A worthwhile visit”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

A great experience, well organized and good value for money. A leasurely pace for the tour was easy using the great audio tour and a lot of interesting information about life on board whilst the Royal family was in residence. Would love to see the Rolls Royce as a going concern rather than deteriorating by not being used.

Visited August 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed exploring Britannia at your own pace. The audio guide is great for allowing you to listen to as much, or as little, information as you like. Many thanks for your five-star review.
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“worth a visit”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

interresting you can also have meals on board and a mall if you like to shop.good audio tour makes it very informative.

Visited August 2013
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Lovely to hear how interesting you found the audio tour. As you also mention, it’s a great idea to combine your visit to Britannia with a look around Ocean Terminal’s many shops and restaurants. Many thanks for visiting and sharing your five-star review on TripAdvisor.
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