Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

4.7
#1 of 525 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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  • The royal Yacht is worth a visit, it's very interesting and they have a well laid out experience. However it's a pity about the location, it's located at Leith dicks and attached to the ocean...  more »
  • Wonderful self-guided tour of the yacht that use to belong to the royal family. Highly recommended for those interested in history.  more »
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  • Was sightly dubious at first about spending the entrance fee but am so glad I did. What a fantastic experience this visit was, the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. It was absolutely fascinating to tour the ship and the audio guide was very informative. I do hope I can visit again when even more of the ship is restored and open to the public, well done to all involved and long may it continue
  • Simply splendid! Beautifully curated, lovingly maintained, fabulously friendly team - one not to miss!! Easy to get to from city centre, bus 22 or 11, to Ocean Terminal and you're right there, £1.70 each way, sit up top for best views.
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