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Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

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Aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, see how the royals lived while on the water. Originally launched in 1953 and decommissioned in 1997, this luxury ship features lavish living and entertainment quarters spread across five main decks. Take an audio tour, which is included in the cost of your ticket. The tour covers the bridge, state apartments, royal bedrooms, sun lounge, royal deck tearoom, the crew's quarters, and the gleaming engine room. Hear details on each room, see photos of the royal family onboard the ship, and discover what life was like for crewmembers serving royalty. If you have a sweet tooth, don't leave without trying fudge from the onboard sweet shop. Work out when and for how long to visit Royal Yacht Britannia and other Edinburgh attractions using our handy Edinburgh trip builder site.
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  • The whole experience was fantastic. A great tour with lots of interesting facts. A real glimpse into the workings of a Royal Tour with all the entails with the pomp and precision. Also, why the... 
    The whole experience was fantastic. A great tour with lots of interesting facts. A real glimpse into the workings of a Royal Tour with all the entails with the pomp and precision. Also, why the...  more »
  • We enjoyed touring the Royal Yacht and seeing how the Royal family traveled and the life of the sailors aboard, including everyone’s living and sleep and entertaining quarters. The large dining room.....  more
    We enjoyed touring the Royal Yacht and seeing how the Royal family traveled and the life of the sailors aboard, including everyone’s living and sleep and entertaining quarters. The large dining room.....  more »
  • Great 2 hours spent looking around the Royal Yacht Brittannia. Congratulations to the volunteers for making it a really enjoyable, interesting experience. 
    Great 2 hours spent looking around the Royal Yacht Brittannia. Congratulations to the volunteers for making it a really enjoyable, interesting experience.  more »
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  • Loved it. A real slice of royal history up close and personal. Our 10 year old son was not so keen but there was a spot the corgi challenge which he liked. The tea room is splendid. We had the scones with clotted cream and jam and coffee. Absolutely gorgeous! Very good souvenir shop to. Well worth the visit.
  • Visited this morning and we were not disappointed. Lovely to board the Royal Yacht Britannia and have a look around her. Impressed with the tour that takes you to every part of her. The staff were friendly and welcoming. As we were celebrating my partners birthday he was treated to a special afternoon tea. Got to say the food was amazing. Thank you to the staff (especially Andrew ) for looking after us.
  • I visited today, with my daughter and my granddaughter, who uses a wheelchair. We had a wonderful time. All of the staff were absolutely amazing, cheerful and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a chat to the lovely lady who was cleaning the handrails, a thankless task I should think. The tour of the yacht was enjoyed by all three of us and the commentary provided on the hand held audio units was excellent. We were able to take photographs, which was a pleasant surprise, and we had a lovely cream tea before leaving. Thanks to all involved for a very informative and enjoyable few hours. I would highly recommend a visit.
  • Lovely place! Very interesting audio guide provided to accompany the tour of the interiors of the Yacht. Very well preserved exhibits including original furniture from the Victoria and Albert Yacht, as well as many previous yachts. The staff takes great care to maintain social distancing and sanitary regimes. I had a great trip and would love to visit again. Tea in the Royal Tea Room is a must! 😊
  • Interesting place to spend a couple of hours for everyone, not only for history fans. Serviced by several bus lines, at about 40 minutes from Edinburgh, with direct access from Ocean Terminal mall. Imposing and posh, speaking about the royal family, especially Queen Elizabeth II. One can admire many rooms, important objects, the royal car.... Stunning views of the sea, as well. There is a ticket desk and a souvenir shop with very nice items. Obviously, prices are high for the tickets (19 £) but there are student and family discounts.

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