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Royal Yacht Britannia

Open Now: 10:00 - 15:30
Open today: 10:00 - 15:30
The Royal Yacht Britannia
from US$20.90*
The Royal Yacht Britannia
from US$20.90*
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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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All reviews tea room engine room shopping centre own pace ocean terminal audio guide beautiful ship crew quarters other half scones top deck fascinating insight afternoon tea interesting visit fudge well worth the visit couple of hours
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Reviewed yesterday

It was very interesting to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia. Ship lovers will like this, but also Royal lovers. You get a real insight into some of the Royal life. And then there is the Navy aspect of it also. It's a little hard to...More

Thank Iris B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience, never realised how big the vessel was. Remarkably old fashioned ant very interesting to see the queens facilities. Eye opener for sure. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

1  Thank Ang1416
Reviewed 2 days ago

Entrance is a bit pricy but it is well worth it. The floating museum is well-laid out and the audio guides make for a pleasant experience as you can do the tour at your own pace. hThe guide is packed with fascinating information. We really...More

Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully and sensitively presented. Excellent tour and a quality gift shop. One of the must see attractions in Scotland’s capital city.

Thank itinerant2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although not a monarchist, it was an interesting tour. The Edinburgh Bus Tour takes you right to the quay and the part opened shopping mall alongside. The engineering and the construction were fascinating. the way the tour is organised leads you through in a well...More

Thank EatScouse
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re staying in Edinburgh I’d highly recommend getting an Uber out to the Ocean Terminal. At £16 a ticket we spend all afternoon mooching around the yacht. You get provided with a hand held audio tour (included in the ticket price) which gives you...More

Thank nedski67
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got talked into going by my wife and was pleasantly surprised, a look back in time, Well worth the visit.

Thank PeterB1960
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia was the highlight of our visit to Edinburgh. If you've watched the old footage of the royals on the boat, you can only imagine how much they enjoyed the privacy of life here while they could. There is...More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was even better than I expected. Splurge on the high tea with Moet champagne as it is worth every penny while creating glorious memories. Take your time & plan to spend hours savoring every detail. Loved the display of gifts to the Royal Family, interesting...More

Thank sandrafarnham
Reviewed 4 days ago

A relic of a bygone era, this is an incredibly interesting view back in time to how British diplomacy was projected around the globe. An amazing level of restoration and detail, it's a great visit where you can poke into as much detail (or not!)...More

Thank davidjohnmason
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It is wonderful to learn that you found the tour of Britannia to be so interesting and that you enjoyed exploring all five decks with our complimentary audio guide. As you mention, the tour is self-guided, so you are free to take as much time...More

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9 November 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is indeed free car parking available at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, where our Visitor Centre is located. We recommend parking in the Blue multi-storey car park on Level E, as this is... More
6 October 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We do indeed offer a discounted ticket for Senior Citizens (60+) which is £14. This can be purchased online via our website, or from our Visitor Centre upon your arrival. We never sell out of... More
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