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. 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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  • August 21, 2017
    Decided to visit here while visiting the Fringe, as a break from the hustle and bustle of the festival. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was interesting to look around the boat and see the sleeping qu...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    This is one of the best tours I have ever been on. Very well organised and really interesting. So many people in the queue but by letting a few through at a time you are never straining to see in the ...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Although it is rather expensive to see, despite family ticket, worth is worth a lot. The audio guide is very good and is included in the entry, and have a "treasure hunt" for children and you can touch it all, so relax for all.
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  • I didn't think I would enjoy this and wasn't that bothered with going. But my mum loves ships and the royals so it was her treat. Such a surprise. It shows just how down to earth our current royal family actually are. A simple place to call home aboard. My parents are elderly so the lifts were a great comfort because sometimes they miss parts of a tour because of stairs. Very informative audio guide.
  • The yacht where it is always 3:01pm. Parking the car is free, which is always good On shore, and aboard the staff are polite, and unobtrusive. A brief introduction is presented, and then after collecting a free audio guide, you proceed to the vessel. She is presented beautifully, you feel that she could put to sea at a moments notice. We spent over 2 hours aboard, and felt that we had had good value for money. The gift shop is priced around where you'd expect for a tourist driven economy. There is a café aboard, so if like us you take a packed lunch you'd have to be quite brazen to feel comfortable eating it during your visit. Why is it always 3:01pm? I'll leave it to you to discover...
  • This place is awesome! My husband and I went in not expecting much, just thought it might be a nice way to while away an hour or so. Wow, there is so much information. We thoroughly enjoyed the 3-4hrs we spent there. The café is a little pricey as you would expect, but very good. All up, it was a great day well spent :-)
  • Simply boring, consisting of a 1 hour crowded walk around a very dated boat listening to how the Royals enjoyed spending time playing cards, occasionally sunbathing, and hosting guests. The boat was not as grand as expected; I struggle to see what the £15 entry fee covers as it was pretty basic. The most enjoyable part was viewing the engine room!
  • The rooms are all wheelchair accessible. Ramps are all over. There is also a lift that brings people with disabilities to the different floors of this amazing royal yacht. I love Her Royal Highness' rattan chairs.

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