If you are into the Royal Family then this is for you for sure but if you aren't massive fans then i'd maybe give this a miss, there's much better attractions about Edinburgh's history and culture. Firstly, RYB is outside of the main centre of Edinburgh and located within a shopping centre in Leith so it's a little out of the way. I understand it has to be in water but they could maybe have their own building for it at the port rather than putting it in a shopping centre. A few Lothian buses and some of the Tour buses go there. For a boat that is no longer in use, I found it very restrictive, you could look into rooms and areas but not go into a lot of them which I found odd. The audioguide device is massive and clunky and after a while I just gave up using it. I saw one female staff member on deck and she assisted with taking photos for you which was nice and helpful but I didn't see a lot of staff on hand except in the gift shop which was filled with Royal and UK items. Personally I'd rather explore the old town and the museums there to learn about Edinburgh rather than about the Royal Family.
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