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Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

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Aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, see how the royals lived while on the water. Originally launched in 1953 and decommissioned in 1997, this luxury ship features lavish living and entertainment quarters spread across five main decks. Take an audio tour, which is included in the cost of your ticket. The tour covers the bridge, state apartments, royal bedrooms, sun lounge, royal deck tearoom, the crew's quarters, and the gleaming engine room. Hear details on each room, see photos of the royal family onboard the ship, and discover what life was like for crewmembers serving royalty. If you have a sweet tooth, don't leave without trying fudge from the onboard sweet shop. Work out when and for how long to visit Royal Yacht Britannia and other Edinburgh attractions using our handy Edinburgh trip builder site.
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  • The whole experience was fantastic. A great tour with lots of interesting facts. A real glimpse into the workings of a Royal Tour with all the entails with the pomp and precision. Also, why the... 
    The whole experience was fantastic. A great tour with lots of interesting facts. A real glimpse into the workings of a Royal Tour with all the entails with the pomp and precision. Also, why the...  more »
  • We enjoyed touring the Royal Yacht and seeing how the Royal family traveled and the life of the sailors aboard, including everyone’s living and sleep and entertaining quarters. The large dining room.....  more
    We enjoyed touring the Royal Yacht and seeing how the Royal family traveled and the life of the sailors aboard, including everyone’s living and sleep and entertaining quarters. The large dining room.....  more »
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  • Loved it. A real slice of royal history up close and personal. Our 10 year old son was not so keen but there was a spot the corgi challenge which he liked. The tea room is splendid. We had the scones with clotted cream and jam and coffee. Absolutely gorgeous! Very good souvenir shop to. Well worth the visit.
  • Visited this morning and we were not disappointed. Lovely to board the Royal Yacht Britannia and have a look around her. Impressed with the tour that takes you to every part of her. The staff were friendly and welcoming. As we were celebrating my partners birthday he was treated to a special afternoon tea. Got to say the food was amazing. Thank you to the staff (especially Andrew ) for looking after us.

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