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Address: 2nd Floor, Ocean Terminal | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 555 5566
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5...

Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 10 years' running and TripAdvisor's UK No.1 Landmark Attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2014), 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 fully accessible 5 decks with highlights including the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew's Quarters, Engine Room and stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. FREE audio guide in 27 languages and British Sign Language Tablet. Fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round with FREE parking at Ocean Terminal. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local buses every 10 minutes - 11, 22, 34 and 35 to Ocean Terminal).

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great coffee place on board the Britannia. Lovely staff. And great to have a day out. Also you can go to the shopping centre. All walking distance. And go see a movie x

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great coffee place on board the Britannia. Lovely staff. And great to have a day out. Also you can go to the shopping centre. All walking distance. And go see a movie x

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting audio tour. Staff are very welcoming and friendly- even those just around smiles and said hello- terrific trip out and a historical must see!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour of the royal yacht Britannia. Audio tour was great and really informative. Kids enjoyed it as well with kids audio tour + corgi hunt. Well worth 2-3 hours and would recommend to anyone. Fantastic piece of history lovingly preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This had always been on the top of my to do Edinburgh list ( having already done Holyrood Palace -- also wonderful). I wasn't disappointed at all. Definitely plan on spending 2-3 hours. The whole experience is staggering. I walked from start of Leith Walk and took a bus back. A way to go if oyu're into walking but not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent about 2 hours on the royal yacht Britannia today and was so impressed. I was very impressed. Despite it being decommissioned in 1997, it has been maintained to an extremely high standard and gives a great insight into what life on this royal ship was like for both employees, guests and the royal family themselves. I found it very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit for all ages. Found the attraction interesting. Can spend as long or as little time you wanted. Best to get there as soon as it opens as it's very popular

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expensive to visit but worth it to see the surroundings and how stark they are with no associated luxury that some may expect. The main dining/ballroom with the gifts from other world leaders on display was worth seeing...a step back into a bygone era of sorts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are curious about ships/yachts and the royal family then this is quite a cool outing. You get to see the engine room of the yacht, the bedrooms some of the royal family, the dining room, etc

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great place to visit you will have to take a bus from the center of town to reach it as it is is the docks in a very strange shopping mall but once you are on the boat you will have great fun and forget that it is indeed a very strange place to locate such a great attraction!!!Plenty to... More 

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If you have not been in would highly recommended it it gives you great feeling to know about the yacht and working and the great tea room good price aswall it is well worth it

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