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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Please note, due to ongoing construction work, Britannia Visitor Centre and Gift Shop are temporarily located on the ground floor of the centre, they will return to the 2nd floor in a new unit later in 2024.

Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction

Step aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia, Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace for over 40 years. Berthed at Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

Explore Britannia’s five decks with the complimentary audio handset tour, available in 30 languages.

The Britannia Experience

Discover what life was like on board Her Majesty 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. Tour highlights include the State Apartments and Royal Bedrooms, a sample of life below decks and the gleaming Engine Room.

Royal Deck Tea Room

Enjoy delicious, and freshly prepared, home-made food, stunning views and a warm welcome at the Royal Deck Tea Room. Previously where the Royal Family enjoyed drinks receptions, sumptuous buffets, or played deck games. Now you can treat yourself with specialty teas, coffees and lunch in spectacular surroundings.

Gift Shop

Britannia's fabulous Gift Shop has a great range of exclusive souvenir gifts, Royal gifts, china, toys, food and nautical items. Hand-picked by our team of experts, you'll find some of the bestsellers online, with the full range available in the Gift Shop.

What's On


Please note, 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

  • Jan* - Mar 10am-3pm (last admission)
    Apr - Aug 9.30am-4pm (last admission)
    Sept 10am - 4pm (last admission)
    Oct 10am - 3.30pm (last admission)
    Nov - Dec* 10am - 3pm (last admission)
    *Closed 1st Jan & 25th Dec

  • Visit The Royal Yacht Britannia Website

  • Tel: 0131 555 5566

  • LOCATED: Ground Floor
The Royal Yacht Britannia