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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  • Well where can I start..... I have to say our visit to the Royal Yacht was the icing on the cake for our honeymoon, myself and my husband decided to include a visit to the yacht as we had more time than originally planned. I have to say it was worth every single minute, I consider it good value for money on a visit to a well established venue. The audio tour was well presented and it was explained right at the beginning how to use them. Yes it's a dated tourist attraction but it's fun and allows you to reminisce and enjoy an insight into royalty... The luxurious surroundings of a bygone era displaying opulence only in a British way. Memories or Princess Margaret knocking the gin back or the duke sliding down the stairs, ahh the pleasures of innocent humour. I want to personally thank Roger and all the staff who made our visit extra special and went that extra mile by making that special touch magical (a secret to be kept) and a passing comment on Cameron in the Top Deck restaurant, your customer service was amazing... I know a few top restaurants that could take lessons from this young man, your mannerisms and professionalism was perfect. Overall would I recommend a visit without a doubt a 100% yes, even if it's just to meet the staff......
  • This is one of must-see attractions usually missed by tourists. If you are for a couple of days in Edinburgh then take an effort and go to Ocean Terminal where the yacht is location. It's easy to get by public transport. I'd suggest to take a personal audio guide, it's not boring (!!!!) as most of audio guides. It tells you lots of interesting details. Multi-language guide. Another suggestion is to have a lunch or a cup of coffee on the yacht.
  • A very interesting look inside a piece of British royal history. The opulence is eye popping & fascinating, though I can't help but feel a little horrified that all this luxury is for just one family who, purely by the luck of who they were born to, have all this handed to them on a silver platter.... literally! Everything, as you might expect, is absolutely top-notch & virtually priceless. If you are a royalist you will love this exhibition. If, like me, you feel less favourable towards the idea of the monarchy, this is interesting but somewhat horrifying too!!
  • Well worth visiting. Very insightful, great activity for both old and young. Lots to see and learn and get to see not only how royalty lived but also how the staff lived. The tearoom is well worth a visit on board, scones and tea were amazing along with the royal service we received. We were made to feel like royalty... Highly recommended
  • Didn't expect much, just went there because our bus tour ticket included the place. Then we loved it! Not a big fan of all these royal stuffs, but this one must be one of the rare spots where you can explore their private life in the close distance. The coffee place is a bit over-priced, but might be worthwhile for the view and atmosphere.
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