Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh

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Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh

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What: Self-guided tour

Where: Edinburgh, UK.

Availability: Daily

Opening Time: 9.30am or 10am

Don’t Miss: Exploring The Queen's floating royal residence

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The Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh

Rated “UK’s No.1 Attraction” on TripAdvisor and “Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction” by VisitScotland, the Royal Yacht Britannia is one of Edinburgh’s most famous attractions!

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1 million miles around the world.

Follow in the footsteps of world leaders including Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi, and discover what life was like on board this floating royal residence.

Before you even step on board, you can learn a little about the history of this famous ship at Britannia's visitor centre in Ocean Terminal.

An audio handset tour gives you all the information, facts and fascinating stories, so you can spend as long as you like exploring Britannia!

What you’ll see on the Royal Yacht Britannia

  • See the fabulous State Apartments and Royal Bedrooms
  • Relax in the Sun Lounge
  • Experience life below-deck in the Sick Bay and the Laundry
  • Treat yourself in the stunning Royal Deck Tea Room
  • Step inside the gleaming Engine Room
  • See the former ocean racing yacht “Bloodhound” (except in July and August)
  • Sample home-made fudge in the NAAFI sweet shop
  • There’s always a surprise on-board, like a Rolls-Royce Phantom V that used to travel on the ship!

Britannia’s Tea Rooms

You just can’t miss a visit to the ship’s opulent tea rooms, with a choice of teas from around the world, coffees supplied by Brodies of Edinburgh and alcoholic drinks if you fancy something stronger! They also offer a delicious choice of cakes and scones, plus lots of traditional Scottish dishes.

*Pre-book and skip the queues!

By pre-booking your tickets you can jump the ticket queues at the entrance to the visitor centre and exhibition!

Please note that during busy periods there may still be some queueing in order to collect your audio guide and board the ship. During special offer periods, skip the line is not available.

Suitable for:
  • Infants
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Explorers
  • Culture Vultures

Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh – Key Info

Opening Times:

  • January - March: 10am – last admission at 3.30pm
  • April – September: 9.30am – last admission at 4.30pm
  • October: 9.30am – last admission at 4pm
  • November – December: 10am – last admission at 3.30pm

Availability:

  • Open daily except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Last admission on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve is at 2.30pm

Location:

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ

Getting There:

  • Address: The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.
  • By Train: The nearest train station to Britannia is Edinburgh Waverley.
  • By Bus: Lothian Buses run frequent service buses to Ocean Terminal from the city centre on routes 11,22 and 35.
  • By Car: Follow road signs to Leith/North Edinburgh and brown tourist signs for Britannia. 
  • Parking: There is free parking at Ocean Terminal. Blue car park level E is the closest to Britannia.

Duration:

We recommend to allow around 1½ hours to complete the tour (longer in July and August)

Guide:

  • An audio handset is included for your visit, with 27 languages including English, French, German, Spanish and more
  • A British Sign Language tablet and Braille script for deaf and blind visitors are also available.

Accessibility:

  • There is full wheelchair access in both the Visitor’s Centre and on-board Britannia.
  • The tour route is fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout.
  • Please note that the maximum width for wheelchairs is 67cm

Facilities:

  • Royal Deck Tea Room: Meals, cakes and hot and cold drinks
  • Souvenir gift shop: Pick up a souvenir of your visit!

Included:

Audio guide

Not Included:

Transport to the Yacht

 

Getting to the Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh

  • Address: The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.
  • By Train: The nearest train station to Britannia is Edinburgh Waverley.
  • By Bus: Lothian Buses run frequent service buses to Ocean Terminal from the city centre on routes 11,22 and 35.
  • By Car: Follow road signs to Leith/North Edinburgh and brown tourist signs for Britannia. 
  • Parking: There is free parking at Ocean Terminal. Blue car park level E is the closest to Britannia.

Christmas on Britannia

1 December to 31 December 2017 – (included in the cost of admission)

Festivities on Britannia: A Very Royal Christmas Tree!

For the first time ever, the centrepiece of Britannia’s Christmas decorations this year will be a stunning Christmas tree from Her Majesty The Queen’s private estate, Balmoral, Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family. Specially selected by The Queen’s Woods Foreman, the 7ft Scots Pine is being gifted to Britannia to go on display in the State Drawing Room. Beautifully decorated in keeping with Royal traditions, the tree will be a lovely addition to Christmas celebrations on Britannia.

During our Christmas Weekend on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December visitors can enjoy complimentary mulled wine and shortbread on board whilst exploring Britannia’s five decks.

We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Military Wives Choir this year who will be performing merry songs in Britannia’s State Drawing Room on Sunday 3 December from 1.30pm onwards.

Throughout the festive season, from the State Apartments to below decks, the Royal Yacht is decked out with traditional Christmas decorations. And the Gift Shop is filled with Christmas presents and stocking fillers for all the family.

Our beautiful Royal Deck Tea Room, with its stunning views over the Firth of Forth, will be offering some fantastic winter warmers, including a hot toddy and hot chocolate.

Looking to entertain the kids? Clarence the corgi returns on 2 December. Come along, spot our Christmas corgis hiding around Britannia and pick-up a Corgi pin badge.

Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic day out Bought as a 50th bday gift, fantastic staff, food and views
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and interesting piece of History! We had a great time! Too bad this beauty is not used anymore.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from thoroughly enjoyable tour We really enjoyed the tour, excellent end to our trip to Edinburgh. The tea and scones in the tea room were excellent too. Very helpful and friendly staff throughout
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memorable I bought tickets for 9 of our group and we had a fabulous time a totally amazing experience
Date published: 2015-03-21
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Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic day out Bought as a 50th bday gift, fantastic staff, food and views
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and interesting piece of History! We had a great time! Too bad this beauty is not used anymore.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from thoroughly enjoyable tour We really enjoyed the tour, excellent end to our trip to Edinburgh. The tea and scones in the tea room were excellent too. Very helpful and friendly staff throughout
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memorable I bought tickets for 9 of our group and we had a fabulous time a totally amazing experience
Date published: 2015-03-21
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