Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

4.7
#1 of 502 in Museums in Scotland
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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  • Not knowing what to expect, we were very impressed with the comprehensive tour of this iconic Royal Yacht. Lots of photos and facts. A really good insight into our wonderful Royal Family.  more »
  • We visited the Yacht on one of the windiest days ever. We were bot surprised to be told that the top two decks were closed for safety (earlier in the day we walked all the way to the castle to find ou...  more »
  • Reasonably priced tourist attraction, excellent value for money with a great tea room and excellent customer service. Lots to see and do, and gives a real taste of the history of the Royal Family when...  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic and unusual place! Tour route suitable for the whole family. Everyone will find here very interesting things for themselves. A perfectly maintained luxury ship on which the royal family spent many nice moments. Plenty of private memorabilia, a charming tea room on the upper deck where you can relax nicely during a sightseeing break. I would highly recommend!
  • Great attraction. Well worth the admission price. Audio tour means it's semi-self guided and you can do it at your own pace. Was a quiet day when we visited. Wouldn't have been as good if it was busy as, as with most ships, it's quite cramped in places.
  • This boat is HUGE. Took us about two hours with tour headset, which was absolutely splendid. They have done a great job at showcasing the ship and its stories. Tea and food at the top is good, but often crowded. There is also fudge on board. Plenty of shops and places to eat nearby, and not to far from Edinburgh city center. A great place to take the family.
  • Wow really liked visiting this place, you feel like you can really understand how it used to operate and how the royal family used it for themselves and guests. It's so well looked after so impressive. We also went to the tea room after the very good tour, which was scenic and relaxing.
  • What a special day I had on board! Got the suggestion to come here from a local the night I got into Edinburgh and I'm so glad I came. Best part of my trip was having a quite afternoon tea on board the yacht. I was alone but in no way felt uncomfortable with the impeccable service, delicious soup and tea, and a wonderful view! Will definitely come back anytime I make it out to Scotland!
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