Experience Scotland's best visitor attraction (VisitScotland). Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour of five decks (available in 30 different languages).
Best UK Attraction (Which? Magazine) and Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best award winner
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.
The audio handset tour, available in 30 languages (including a children's version and British Sign Language tablet) is included in admission and covers Britannia's five main decks. This is available through our audio guides or on your smartphone. 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 the Royal Sailing Exhibition. The route is highly accessible with lifts and ramps throughout.
You can also enjoy stunning waterfront views in the Royal Deck Tea Room, as 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 the Gift Shop in Ocean Terminal, where you’ll find exclusive Britannia souvenirs, china, toys, gifts and nautical items.
Please check the Britannia website for full opening times and prices.
Berthed just moments away, Britannia's sister ship, luxury floating hotel Fingal, offers 23 stunning cabins inspired by the former Northern Lighthouse Board tender's rich maritime heritage. For further information, visit Fingal's website.
- Read the Royal Yacht Britannia's reopening safety measures here.
- Free audio tour in 30 languages (as well as a special children’s version, version for people with sight loss, printed scripts, English Braille script plus a BSL and ASL tablet)
- Only 20 minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre (Majestic Tour Bus, or local bus services 11, 22 and 35)
- Free car parking
- All weather experience
- Fully accessible for wheelchair users, single buggies and those with limited mobility
- Ask about our Annual Pass
OPENING TIMES2022 Admission Times First Admission Last Admission Closing Time January* - March 10:00 15:00 17:00 April - June 09:30 16:00 18:00 July - August 09:30 16:30 18:30 September - October 10:00 16:00 18:00 November - December* 10:00 15:00 17:00
*The Royal Yacht Britannia is closed on 1 January and 25 December. The last admission to the Royal Yacht on 24 December is 2:30pm.
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.
A private tour on board The Royal Yacht Britannia is an exclusive experience, giving you access to Britannia’s five decks, and a unique insight into the history of the Royal Yacht and how the Royal Family and crew lived and worked on board. Both Morning and Evening tours are available. Call our events team on +44 (0) 131 555 8800 or for more information visit 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.
By bus: Majestic Tour Bus and Lothian Buses 11, 22 and 35 run from the city centre to Ocean Terminal. Majestic Tour buses depart regularly from St Andrew Square in the centre of Edinburgh. The Majestic Tour is operated by Edinburgh Bus Tours.
By train: Arrive in the city centre at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, just 2 miles from Britannia. ScotRail: www.scotrail.co.uk/
By plane: Britannia is approximately 40 minutes drive from Edinburgh Airport.
The entrance to Britannia is via our Visitor Centre on the 2nd floor of Ocean Terminal shopping centre.
For further information on finding us, please see here.
Follow signs to Edinburgh and Leith or North Edinburgh. Then follow brown tourist signs for Britannia. Free car parking at Ocean Terminal (blue car park, level E is nearest). For satnav our postcode is EH6 6JJ.