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Royal Yacht Britannia

Experience Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction. The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences. Discover what life was like on board The Queen's floating royal residence. You can follow in the footsteps of world leaders such as Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi. Now The Royal Yacht Britannia is a five-star visitor attraction in Edinburgh. This famous ship has consistently been judged Scotland's best visitor attraction by our national tourism agency, VisitScotland. See What to do to help you plan your visit. You'll receive a truly warm welcome at Britannia's Visitor Centre in Ocean Terminal before you step on board. Here you can learn about the history of Royal Yachts, and view displays and historical photographs of Britannia's fascinating past. The audio handset tour covers Britannia's five main decks. You start at the Bridge, explore the State Apartments, Crew's Quarters and finish at the Engine Room. From here you can also visit the Royal Sailing Exhibition and learn about the Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound. Bloodhound can currently be seen from the Verandah Deck on Britannia as she is undergoing planned maintenance. Please also note that Bloodhound is not on display in July and August; she is based in Oban, where she can be hired for day sailing, skippered and crewed by former Royal Yachtsmen. More information on hiring Bloodhound. The majority of items on view are the originals, kindly on loan from the Royal Collection and other contributors. The route is fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout. More information on accessibility. The fascinating audio tour is included in your admission price. It is available in 22 languages. There is also a children's version. The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently berthed in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith, just 3.2 km from the city centre and 12.8 km from Edinburgh Airport. Highlights of the self led tour of five decks include Sun Lounge, the Queen's bedroom, the state dinning room and drawing rooms which contrast with the working side of the ship, such as the Royal Marines' Barracks, the Sick Bay and the Engine Room. There is something for everyone, whether you are interested in the Royal Family, the Royal Nav Meeting/ Pick up point: The Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Leith. Duration: We suggest you allow up to 2 hours for your tour. Please allow longer if you wish to have a refreshment in our stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Start or opening time: January, February, March, November, December from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm. April, May*, June, October from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. July, August, September from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Urdu. Others: On arrival you will need to exchange your voucher at the ticket office for an entrance ticket to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Be aware that at times queues may occur when entering the yacht.