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Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Categories: Specialty Museums, Ships, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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. Arrange your visit to Royal Yacht Britannia and discover more family-friendly attractions in Edinburgh using our Edinburgh vacation trip planner.
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  • He yacht is located after a long road, moored next to a spring.-seems very well preserved, unless of outside since not could access.-not matter, in the spring there is a shopping very interesting that has attractions quite unusual, as animals electronic and animals of truth trained doing small shows.-good, something is something.-
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  • The royal yacht was not much more than a large yacht with expensive dinnerware and bedding. It was quite a disappointment and definitely not worth the admission price. The rooms were small-hardly a pl...  read more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. No restrictions on taking pictures. Very good audio tour. Nice rainy day activity. 
  • I thought that the entire yacht from top to bottom truly showed off the magnificence of the vessel and the self led tours were great as you didn't have to all be crowded around at the same parts of the boat, you could move around at your own leisurely pace taking in the many diffrerent interesting parts of the tour. It gave a sneak peak into how the royals travelled. Great value for money. Visited April 2015
  • Well worth a visit and your ticket lasts a year. The yacht has some fascinating photographs and insights into the Royal household and it's staff. The yacht is immaculate and I particularly loved the staff bar below quarters with the stuffed toy which was used for games 😉 The engine room is spotless and it is hard to believe that it was like that throughout the life of the yacht. It must have been so time consuming shining all of those pipes alone! The fresh flowers were particularly beautiful around the yacht. We didn't stop for the food onboard but have been told by friends it is lovely(we smelt it being prepared as we walked past the kitchens). Loved it.
  • I wasn't sure I wanted to visit this, but I honestly loved it! It's a museum, full of history and the location is gorgeous, in a sunny day is absolutely stunning. Loved the feeling of traveling back in time and have a close look at the ship life! A tad expensive though
  • A very good few hours spent. Remininising about the once, Great United Kingdom. Pomp and ceremony, pre 1997 and Tony Traitor Blair. Pre the EU. A historic reminder if how great our nation once was. Beautiful walk back to recent history. And you're allowed to touch and sit far more freely than usual on these kind if tours. 5/5. The only thin that would make it better. Is if the socialists gave it back to Her Majesty.
  • A really good tour around the various parts of the yacht giving a good background to who did what onboard. There is a free audio tour but by the time you get to stop 29 your ear aches a bit. The cafe on the top of the yacht is very good.
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