Experience Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction. Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour of five decks (available in 22 different languages).
The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to some of the world’s most famous people, but above all was home for the British Royal Family for over 40 years. Now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, you can discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.
You'll receive a truly warm welcome at Britannia's Visitor Centre in Ocean Terminal before you step aboard this famous ship. Learn about the history of Royal Yachts and view displays and historical photographs of Britannia's fascinating past.
Our audio handset tour, available in 22 languages (including a special children's version) is included in admission and covers Britannia's five main decks. You start at the bridge, discover the Royal Apartments, explore the Crew's Quarters and finish at the Engine Room. From here, you can also view Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound and Royal Sailing Exhibition. The route is fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout.
You can also enjoy stunning waterfront views in the Royal Deck Tea Room, as our friendly waiters serve speciality teas and coffees, delicious home-made scones, soups and sandwiches, all made on board. Complete the Britannia experience with a visit to our Gift Shop in Ocean Terminal, where you’ll find exclusive Britannia souvenirs, china, toys, gift food and nautical items.
Magnificent Royal Apartments and Royal Bedrooms
The Sun Lounge - The Queen's favourite room
Sample home-made fudge in the NAAFI sweet shop
Treat yourself in the stunning Royal Deck Tea Room
- Free audio tour in 22 languages (and a special children’s version)
- Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre
- Free car parking
- All weather experience
- Fully accessible for wheelchair users, single buggies and those with limited mobility
- Ask about our Annual Pass
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS
In 2013, The Royal Yacht Britannia is celebrating a truly special anniversary: 60 years since her launch from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank. Click here for more details.
A visit to Britannia is an ideal day out for groups. Special rates are offered to pre-booked groups of 10 or more. Please call us on +44 (0) 131 555 8800 and let us help you plan your day, or visit the groups pages of our website.
Exclusive dinners and receptions can be hosted on board. Call our events team on +44 (0) 131 555 8800 and see how we can create your event of a lifetime, or visit the events pages of our website.
Britannia is cared for by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, a self-funding charity registered in Scotland (SC028070). By visiting Britannia you will be helping us to preserve this important piece of history for future generations.
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