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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Loved looking at how the other half lived. Not as luxurious as I thought it might have been, but it was very interesting. You go at your own pace with well detailed audio guides which guided you through the boat. Halfway round you can visit the tea room which was quite reasonable, and at the end a gift shop with some interesting items. Well with a visit.
  • Great peek into royal life, and life on the sea. Some amazing facts and figures. The royal rooms are very interesting and the staff rooms just as interesting for different reasons. The engine room is definitely worthwhile! Note that the entry to the exhibition is through the Ocean Terminal shopping centre, on level 2.
  • This is the best tourist item I did when in Edinburgh. It's so well organised and really interesting. You can move through at your own pace and I was really impressed by how buggy-friendly it was. I would highly recommend this for a great couple of hours of tourism!
  • Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful yacht, maintained with care. Strange and "cheap" that the UK government decided there would be no new royal yacht. No better ambassador for a sea faring nation than a beautiful yacht.
  • Great day out. Very knowledgeable and pleasant staff. Tour was good for adults and kids. Hand held guide keeps you informed on details on each section of the yacht. Can do most of this tour undercover if the weather is poor.

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