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“Royal Yacht”

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).
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Royal Yacht”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

great experience and afternoon tea was excellent, we were told it was expensive but was better than motorway services prices and we just have to accept them.
The condition of the ship and all that went with it was well kept in particular the engine room which we were assured it was no different when the boat was in service for the royal family.

Visited July 2014
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
It sounds like the Royal Deck Tea Room was a highlight, Gerald. It is a lovely experience with the waiter service, food fresh from the Galley and beautiful waterfront views. Many thanks for visiting and posting your five-star review.
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Pleasanton, California
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“good view of the royal life”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Overall this was a very nicely setup tour and one got good insight into life for the upper class. The ship is still much like it was---which was not very long ago. One cannot wander freely like you can in London on the HMS Belfast--this is much more of a controlled tour.

Visited June 2014
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
You’re right – the majority of items on board are original to the ship and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection. Many thanks for visiting and posting your review.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Lovely Afternoon in the Rain”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I went here with a friend and friends of his family. We are in our twenties while the friends of his family were a Mum and her two kids under 10. It was a great afternoon for us. The weather was rainy but most of it is inside so its great for a rainy afternoon. The audio-guide is fantastic, there are plenty of bathrooms, and the staff is really friendly. Going around the boat was really fun, and ending the day with tea upstairs was a great end of the day. Totally recommend.

Visited July 2014
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review – we’re so pleased you all enjoyed the Britannia experience. Thank you for your kind comments about the team here too; everyone works hard to ensure an exceptional experience for all our visitors so they will be delighted to read your review.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“fantastic day out for all the family.”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

What a great day we all had visiting the royal yacht. Really gave you an insight into one of the most famous vessels from these shores. From the grand rooms of the sundeck and the drawing room to the cramped quarters of the royal marines, it really gave you a sense of what life was life aboard. One of the best parts was the hand held listening devices, whuch meant you could take everything at your own pace. Well worth the money. Will go again

Visited July 2014
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
We’re delighted to hear how much you all enjoyed taking the tour at your own pace with the audio handset and found the experience to be such good value for money. We hope you’ll apply for your free Annual Pass to come back and visit – we look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Salford, United Kingdom
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“Visit to the Royal Yacht”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I have visited Edinburgh before and never booked a trip on the Royal Yacht. I did enjoy it especially as it was used by the current Royal family. We bought a Combined ticket for £48.This gets you into the Castle, Holyrood palace, the Britannia and the tour buses for 48 hours. Great value for money. An audio tour guides you round the yacht and is very informative. There are quite a lot of stairs on the way back up although there is a lift. Its a good idea to buy tickets in advance as the queues can be long. There is also quite a walk through a shopping centre to get to the entrance.

Visited July 2014
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Shelley R, Marketing Executive at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is great value for money if you wish to see the city’s top Royal attractions and sightsee on the buses too. As you mention, we’re fully accessible with lifts to every deck and plenty of places to sit on the tour route too. Many thanks for visiting and posting your review.
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