The Royal Yacht Britannia | Day Out With The Kids

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Discover what life was like on board Her Majesty’s floating royal residence with a trip to The Royal Yacht Britannia!
Home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, it is now one of the UK's Top Attractions. Follow in the footsteps of world leaders including Winston Churchill, Rajiv Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
Take the complimentary audio guide, available in 30 languages and children also have their own version, learn more about the impressive ship. The tour covers the Britannia’s main five desks and you’ll get the chance to explore the State Apartments, Crew’s Quarters and The Engine Room.
You can also visit the Royal Sailing Exhibition and learn about the Royal Racing Yacht, The Bloodhound. Sample some fudge made on board from the NAFFI sweet shop or see below decks where the Royal Yachtsmen lived. Kids will also love the excellent 11 foot LEGO model of the Britannia
After all that exploring why not unwind with a coffee and a cake from the Royal Deck Tea Room.
Climb aboard for some family fun!
  • Explore Her Majesty’s floating royal residence
  • Enjoy a complimentary audio guide
  • Relax in the Royal Deck Tea Room


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH6 6JJ, Scotland


Click here to visit The Royal Yacht Britannia's website
0131 555 5566

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

November - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:30
24th December 10:00 - 14:30
31st December 10:00 - 15:00
April - October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:30


General Admission
Adults: £17.00
Kids (5-17): £8.75
Concessions: £15.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £47.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Waking in the steps of Royalty!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by CazBud . 06.02.18

Visited with a friend. Wow what a pleasure. This is a self guided audio tour which is extremely user friendly. Amazing access to most areas and a fabulous tea room on route. Plenty of photo opportunities with dressing up costumes at some points. Lots of children on board too having fun running around the decks, much like the once young royals did!