Royal Yacht BritanniaCurrently Closed
- Address: Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 6JJ, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1315555566
- Ticket Price: 13 GBP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Off Beaten Path, Family And Kids, Cruise
Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia is the previous Royal Yacht of the British ruler, Queen Elizabeth II. She was the 83rd such vessel since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. She is the second imperial yacht to endure the name, the first being the really popular dashing cutter assembled for The Prince of Wales in 1893. She is currently for all time moored as a show ship at Ocean Terminal.
The team of Royal Yachtsmen consisted of volunteers from the general administration of the Royal Navy. Officers were named for up to two years, while the "yachtsmen" were drafted as volunteers and administration could be conceded to "The Permanent Royal Yacht Service".
HMY Britannia, when on regal obligations, was escorted by a Royal Navy warship. The yacht was a customary sight at Cowes Week in promptly August and, for the most part, for the remnant of the month, was home to HM Queen Elizabeth II and her family for a yearly voyage around the islands off the west bank of Scotland there was some dispute over the sitting of the boat, with some contending that she might be better moored on the Clyde, where she was assembled, than in Edinburgh, with which the yacht had not many connections.
- Wheelchair access is available.
- Parking is close and free at the Ocean Terminal. There is special parking for wheelchair users at the blue car park on Level C.
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17.81% of people who visit Edinburgh include Royal Yacht Britannia in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
51.46% of people start their Royal Yacht Britannia visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Royal Yacht Britannia
93.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Royal Yacht Britannia
Well where can I start..... I have to say our visit to the Royal Yacht was the icing on the cake for our honeymoon, myself and my husband decided to include a visit to the yacht as we had more time than originally planned. I have to say it was worth every single minute, I consider it good value for money on a visit to a well established venue. The audio tour was well presented and it was explained right at the beginning how to use them. Yes it's a dated tourist attraction but it's fun and allows you to reminisce and enjoy an insight into royalty... The luxurious surroundings of a bygone era displaying opulence only in a British way. Memories or Princess Margaret knocking the gin back or the duke sliding down the stairs, ahh the pleasures of innocent humour. I want to personally thank Roger and all the staff who made our visit extra special and went that extra mile by making that special touch magical (a secret to be kept) and a passing comment on Cameron in the Top Deck restaurant, your customer service was amazing... I know a few top restaurants that could take lessons from this young man, your mannerisms and professionalism was perfect. Overall would I recommend a visit without a doubt a 100% yes, even if it's just to meet the staff......
A very interesting look inside a piece of British royal history. The opulence is eye popping & fascinating, though I can't help but feel a little horrified that all this luxury is for just one family who, purely by the luck of who they were born to, have all this handed to them on a silver platter.... literally! Everything, as you might expect, is absolutely top-notch & virtually priceless. If you are a royalist you will love this exhibition. If, like me, you feel less favourable towards the idea of the monarchy, this is interesting but somewhat horrifying too!!
This is one of must-see attractions usually missed by tourists. If you are for a couple of days in Edinburgh then take an effort and go to Ocean Terminal where the yacht is location. It's easy to get by public transport. I'd suggest to take a personal audio guide, it's not boring (!!!!) as most of audio guides. It tells you lots of interesting details. Multi-language guide. Another suggestion is to have a lunch or a cup of coffee on the yacht.
Well worth visiting. Very insightful, great activity for both old and young. Lots to see and learn and get to see not only how royalty lived but also how the staff lived. The tearoom is well worth a visit on board, scones and tea were amazing along with the royal service we received. We were made to feel like royalty... Highly recommended
This boat is HUGE. Took us about two hours with tour headset, which was absolutely splendid.they have done a great job at showcasing the ship and it's stories. tea and food at the top is good, but often crowded. There is also fudge on board. Plenty of shops and places to eat nearby, and not to far from Edinburgh city center. A great place to take the family.