Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

4.7
#1 of 518 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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  • Not knowing what to expect, we were very impressed with the comprehensive tour of this iconic Royal Yacht. Lots of photos and facts. A really good insight into our wonderful Royal Family.  more »
  • We visited the Yacht on one of the windiest days ever. We were bot surprised to be told that the top two decks were closed for safety (earlier in the day we walked all the way to the castle to find ou...  more »
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  • Easy to get to as the no .22, 34,or 35 bus goes straight to the ocean termini. Head to the shopping centre ,to the second floor. Your given headphones to listen to commentary on the ship. You start from the top level and work your way to the engine room at the bottom. You get to see the Queens bedrooms ,banqueting room ,below desk,engine room. Its fantastic. Really lovely cafe with gorgeous freshly made scones and the shop at the end has some lovely gifts to bring home. Fantastic morning all round
  • Great tour, lots to see. The Yacht itself is very big. The audio is very informative. Certain places are inaccessible. Not hard to imagine the Royal family on board! There's even a car on board. Staff are friendly. Tea Room is clean and service is great. Well worth it.
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