Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

4.7
#1 of 522 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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  • One of the better attractions being managed under covid with full audio guide via qr card or via cleansed hanheld device, and reasonable numbers for distancing. The guides make for a great tour...  more »
  • We walked here from The Shore in Leith and it was well worth it. The audio tour was fantastic and really simple to uses, even for my 5 year old. Britannia was safe and well managed and the staff...  more »
  • Great activity! The Royal Yacht Britannia was brilliant to visit. Highlights include the audio guide (which was free) the Royal Residences and we particularly enjoyed the reasonably priced tea room...  more »
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  • Had a fantastic day visiting this wonderful ship, so interesting on how it was used and what daily life would have been, audio tour was fantastic, I use a crutch and was able to make my way around with no difficulty, they have lifts to bring you to every floor. Went to the restaurant for some lunch it was amazing. The fudge shop on board is really interesting and the fact they make it on board makes it even better. Such choice of different flavours. Highly recommended for everyone.
  • Great self-guided tour (with phone things that talk you through it all) and stunning ship, enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. Very interesting, also has a beautiful tea room if you want to stop for food, and there is a cute little fudge shop on board. Definitely worth a visit!
  • This was such an interesting experience, well worth a visit and the whole yacht is immaculate. It's also very well laid out with easy to follow directions and a useful audio guide. We didn't try the tearoom but that looked as though it'd be worth a visit too. Friendly, helpful staff just rounded off the whole experience! 😀 The fudge shop was an unexpected treat too, staffed by a very helpful lady and showcasing Poppy's wonderful creations!
  • A fabulous floating museum. Well worth a visit. We ambled around the decks for over 2 hours. The engine room is a thing of beauty and it must've been a labour of love to keep it in such pristine condition. If you go to the shore area visit Britannia. It is a national treasure.
  • This is a great reason to come to ocean terminal. The tour is excellent and totally not what I expected. The new addition of a tea room is excellent. I've been lucky enough to have experienced hospitality on board and it's an excellent experience. Highly recommended of your looking to host an event and want something unique. The gift shop sells everything you can imagine RYB themed.

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