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“Really interesting!”

Royal Yacht Britannia
Ranked #3 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 12 years running and in TripAdvisor's UK Top 10 for the last 5 years, Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world. Sailing a million miles on a thousand official visits, during 40 years in service, the Royal Yacht played host to glittering state banquets and official receptions, but was also home to the Royal Family and crew of 220 Royal Yachtsmen. Explore Britannia's highly accessible 5 decks with highlights including the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew's Quarters, Engine Room and stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Highly accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round .Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local buses every 10 minutes - 11, 22, 34 and 300 to Ocean Terminal).
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was unexpectedly one of the best and most interesting things we did in Edinburgh. Even our teenage sons really liked it. You get to see the Royal Yacht frozen in time from when it was decommissioned in the 1990s. It’s kind of like going back in time to the recent past. Q

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to learn that the tour of Britannia exceeded your expectations, and that it proved to be such an enjoyable experience for all your family. As you mention, the majority of items on board are original to Britannia and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection, so you truly do get to experience the Yacht as it was during Royal service. Thank you for visiting, and for taking the time to leave us a review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the exposure and accessibility to the royal life style is incredible. The tour is perfect in length and well thought out.

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is wonderful to learn that you found the tour to be so well thought out and accessible. Many thanks for visiting, and for giving us five-stars.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved every second of this tour. The audio is extremely well done and easy to use. A unique experience.

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to learn that you had such an enjoyable experience on board Britannia, and that you found our complimentary audio handset to be so good. As you mention, The Royal Yacht Britannia is indeed a unique Royal residence.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well thought out tour and the yacht was great to see, so much more “homely” and refined than I expected!

Thank Rachel F
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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the tour of Britannia. As you mention, the furnishings on board are simple and elegant, and were chosen by HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip to create the intended feeling of a country home afloat.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The yacht is laid out exceptionally well and there is no question where to walk around and what order to see things. The audio guide is excellent and gives the listener a real sense of the yacht and its uses. Well worth a visit!

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is great to learn that you found the tour of Britannia to be so well-organised, and our complimentary audio guide to be so excellent. Thank you for visiting, and for recommending us to others.

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