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Royal Yacht Britannia

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Royal Yacht Britannia
from US$21.41*
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Ocean Drive | Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
+44 131 555 5566
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Reviewed today

As I have limited mobility, walk with a walking stick, was concerned I wouldn't be able to explore the ship, but, needn't have worried the whole ship is well catered for disabled people. Enjoyed lunch in cafe/ restaurant . We arrived at the right time,...More

Thank Travel734031
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First visit to this tourist attraction and loved it. You’re given a handset which tells you what you’re looking at as you walk round (available in 20+ languages). It was so interesting to ‘walk in their shoes’ and the personal touches still on the yacht...More

Thank GillWalker2017
Reviewed yesterday

My husband is a boat person so of course he couldn't wait to step foot on the Royal Yacht. It's a floating museum offering a peak into life at sea for the Royals - the Queen even brought along her Rolls. Her office is on...More

Thank 445sandym
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You get an audio set to listen to descriptions about everything, from the royal quarters to technical rooms and staff quarters on board as well as history. There are family photos lining the walls and you get the feeling of a family boat as well...More

Thank VixonJoyce
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here today with our two toddlers, had a terrific tour. Lots of people and queued for 15mins so I do recommend booking in advance as the kids were getting fed up with that part! Once on board there is a lot to see and...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having served on Britannia it was great to go back and share it with my children. Good value and very well laid out , a must visit if in Edinburgh

Reviewed yesterday

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the ship with stations from top to bottom where information about the boat, it's contents, visitors, the Royal Family, etc. is broadcast to your handset.

Thank FloMoPartyofFive
Reviewed yesterday

Loads to see - taped handheld to guide you around. cafe was reasonably priced - we had scones and tea - took plenty of pictures

Thank skyetoyman
Reviewed yesterday

Love this boat, I can imagine sailing the waves as one of the royals, fine dining, drinks with the queen, ok it’s good to day dream. Well worth a visit.

Thank robert b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a unique and wonderful opportunity to tour Queen Elizabeth’s yacht, commissioned in 1953. The 1 1/2 hour self guided with audio tour takes you through the ships quarters as well as the private bedroom of the queen and the honeymoon suite. Wonderful family photos,...More

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Bruce K
24 August 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The Royal Yacht Britannia is indeed accessible via the hop-on, hop-off Majestic Bus Tour. Britannia is stop number 7 on this bus tour, which also includes the Royal Botanic Gardens and Palace... More
18 August 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We generally recommend that you allow around 2 hours to complete the tour, and longer if you would like to include a visit to our Royal Deck Tea Room. However, as the tour is self-guided, with... More
8 August 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. You can indeed purchase tickets in advance via our website, however we never sell out of tickets, so if you prefer, you can buy tickets on the day of your visit from our Visitor Centre, on the... More