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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
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+44 131 555 5566
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Reviewed yesterday

Just brilliant; got to see loads of the boat, and felt had the time to linger without the pressure of too many people. Really interesting and audio thing was great. We had lunch on the boat which was really really good as well - and...More

Thank clare h
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are pleased to learn that you found the tour of Britannia to be brilliant, and our complimentary audio guide to be so interesting. As you mention, during the tour you get to explore all five of Britannia’s decks from the State Apartments to the...More

Reviewed yesterday

It’s a bygone era that oozes class and theroyal yacht has class and historical significance, a fab trip and worth the effort

Thank Zoey P
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting Britannia and for recommending us as a “must-visit” attraction. We are pleased to learn that you had such a fabulous time on board.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We headed over to see the Royal Yacht Britannia first thing on a Monday morning. It opens at 9.30am, which means you can avoid a lot of traffic. We travelled by car and discovered that there is a large multistorey car park attached to the...More

Thank bextherunt
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

It sounds like you had a lovely experience on board Britannia exploring all five decks. We are glad to learn that you found the tour, and our complimentary audio guide to be so fascinating. Our dedicated Maintenance and Housekeeping teams will be delighted to learn...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a fun visit. We were there for about two hours. The ship was impressive, and you see were royalty stayed. There is a lot of history and you get to see things up close.More

Thank Mark B
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

It is great to learn that you had such a fun visit to Britannia. As you mention, we recommend taking around 2 hours to complete the tour, however, as it is self-guided with our complimentary audio guide, you are free to explore at your own...More

Reviewed yesterday

I'm not very "royal" and so was never really interested in this, but what a surprise. Spent nearly 2 hours going round the yacht, found it very eye opening.... enjoyed the audio descriptions of each level/room. Much bigger than it looks, and really worth a...More

Thank Linbeat
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are pleased to learn that the tour of Britannia exceeded your expectations, and that you enjoyed our complimentary audio guide. For the information of others, admission to Britannia is less than other top Edinburgh attractions and includes a complimentary audio guide, as well as...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four of us thought we’d spend a couple of hours here. It ended up taking more than three hours as there was so much to see and we had morning tea in the Royal Tea Rooms. We had fun finding the cuddly corgis and sticky...More

Thank Katrina H
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are glad to learn that you had such a wonderful time on board Britannia, and that you enjoyed our Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt – it is truly a hit for all ages! Thank you for visiting, and for taking the time to leave a...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is probably interesting if you are into the royal goings on. It was well done but just really took way to long to get there and go through the tour. I’m regretting the time I spent here instead of elsewhere in Edinburgh.More

Thank Kim C
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia. We are glad to learn that you found the tour to be well organised. For the information of others, the tour of five decks is self-guided with our complimentary audio guide, and can be done at your...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Defs need 3 hours on this tour. Head set guide is a must and very good to use. My fav is the engine room but both types of living quarters was an eye opener. Must see.More

Thank Barinachris
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is great to learn that you enjoyed the tour with our complimentary audio guide. Our dedicated Maintenance and Housekeeping teams will be pleased to learn that you liked the Engine Room, as they work hard to keep it in perfect condition. Many thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To see the royal life and the life of the crew and the whole person of the large yatch is amazing and a great experience. The audio guide is really useful. A must do in Edinburgh. And having something in the tea room is not...More

Thank Avinash_blr
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased to learn that you found the tour of Britannia to be so amazing, and our complimentary audio guide to be so useful. Thank you for visiting, and for your five-star review.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow! After seeing the yacht on episodes of The Crown, it was super fun to actually walk through the ship. We even stopped for tea and scones in the onboard tearoom. Everything has been kept just as it was when used last by the Royals....More

Thank SpursFan5
Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia. As you mention, the majority of items on board are original to Britannia and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection, so you do get to experience the Yacht as it was during Royal service. Britannia is...More

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Robert M
17 June 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. You can certainly purchase your tickets from our Visitor Centre on the second floor of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, where your tour will begin. We never sell out of tickets, so you will... More
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AllisonTee
21 May 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The tables at our Royal Deck Tea Room are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and our waiting staff will always ensure that you are seated as soon as possible. As the tour of... More
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Patnrod
15 February 2018|
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Response from Robert G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We welcome visitors of all ages on board Britannia and offer a children’s version of our complimentary audio guide. We also have our cuddly corgis hiding around the yacht for our Cuddly Corgi... More
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