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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  • My intention was to simply view the Britannia from the outside since I am in a wheelchair and thought Id be pushing my luck to access the ship. Boy was I wrong, the staff were helpful and informative,...  more »
  • This was amazing from start to finish. The staff were all extremely helpful and well informed. I have never enjoyed a tourist attraction as much as I did on the Royal Yacht!! The handsets that you wer...  more »
  • Guided tour pleasant and detailed. An opportunity to share the excitement and the Organization of a legend in the UK. Don't miss the chocolate product on board. Fabulous.
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  • HMS Britannia, What a wonderful asset this was to the UK, what a magnificent tourist attraction it is for Edinburgh Visit the enlightening exhibition and appreciate how the queen used the Britannia as a floating embassy for receiving foreign dignitaries and heads of state whilst on visits around the world. See the state rooms and the dining room. The bridge and the officers Ward room. Enjoy High tea in the deck conservatory. Allow around 3 hours for the tour and another hour for the tea then consider one of the sight seeing boat tours from a local quay.
  • Took a bus from Edinburgh City Centre to Ocean Terminal on a wet rainy day. Visiting the yacht made the day one of the best days out, well worth the money. Fascinating tour and we stopped off at the on board restaurant to warm up with soup and a drink. If you are in the area, I thoroughly recommended the visit!
  • We loved at time at Britannia and I think it's fair to say that it deserves it's place near the top of the list of things to see in Edinburgh. The ship is moored up alongside the Ocean Terminal Shopping centre which is great if you want to do some shopping or pop into a restaurant before or after visiting the ship. Although the entrance fee is a bit pricey you'll spend a good couple of hours walking around and you'll get to see everything from the offices and bedrooms of the royal family to the quarters of the marines and military personnel who lived on-board Britannia, even going down to the engine rooms and the smaller royal racing yacht. There's also a brilliant restaurant on-board, and the food is absolutely delicious.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed a sunny afternoon on the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh. Great historical photos and details. Easy to imagine the Queen and her family and guests on the ship. The family photos were really lovely. Terrific tea shop on board with lovey snacks.
  • Very informative so much history. Fascinating to see how the Royals travelled all those years ago. Rather them than me. A must see place if you like behind the scenes things.
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