Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

4.7
#1 of 524 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 cheers you up. The family photos make you realise what a home from home this was for the royal family. Super tea room too.  more »
  • I have visited this attraction multiple times over the course of the last 15 or so years and it still brings me much enjoyment on each visit. This visit was the first time I had two children in tow an...  more »
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  • I wasn't sure what to expect but I left really pleased having thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The audio guide is one of the few which properly enhances a tour and isn't grating and overly-long. The time flew by. The exhibitions at the start and end of the your of the yacht are well laid out and genuinely interesting. The staff were well dressed and very friendly. The fudge made on board is to die for! The Royal Yacht is well worth a visit and I would happily return.
  • A fantastic attraction. The audio tour is simple but so effective, much better than many attractions I've visited as it worked efficiently throughout. Busy, but numbers pass through with ease. Well set out, friendly helpful staff, and a real insight of how the Royal family lived while on board. Would highly recommend.
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