Royal Yacht Britannia taxi transfers

Royal Yacht Britannia taxi transfers

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.

The Britannia experience:

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, Visit Scotland.


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.

 Visitor Centre entranceRoyal Marines' information Learn about Britannia Britannia's Gift Shop © Marc Millar

What you will see

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. Book your tickets

Complimentary audio tour

The fascinating audio tour is included in your admission price. It is available in 22 languages. There is also a children’s version.

Tour highlights:
  • Fabulous State Apartments and Royal Bedrooms
  • The relaxing Sun Lounge
  • Treat yourself in the stunning Royal Deck Tea Room (please note the Tea Room is closed on 8 May 2013)
  • Life below decks in the Sick Bay and the Laundry
  • Sample home-made fudge in the NAAFI sweet shop
  • Surprises in store, such as the onboard Rolls-Royce Phantom V, that used to travel on Britannia
  • Gleaming Engine Room
  • Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound (except July and August)
  • Finish your visit with a trip to our Gift Shop or shop online

Royal Yacht Britannia taxi transfers Opening times and prices

Britannia's Visitor Centre

‘Scotland’s best visitor attraction’ VisitScotland

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2013 admission times

Britannia is open every day, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 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.*

2013 admission times First admission Last admission
January, February, March, November, December* 10.00am 3.30pm
April, May*, June, October 9.30am 4.00pm
July, August, September 9.30am 4.30pm

* Last admission on 24 December is 2.30pm and 31 December is 3.00pm.

2013 prices

Audio handset guide included in admission prices and available in 22 languages.

Ticket Price
Adult £12.00
Senior Citizen (aged 60+) £10.50
Child (aged 5-17) £7.50
Child (under 5) Free
Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children) £35.00
Student (full time, with ID) £10.50
HM Armed Forces £7.50
Association of Royal Yachtsmen Members Free

Groups of 15 or more, please call 0131 555 8800 (Monday – Friday) and pre-book to get your group discount. Find out more about planning a group visit to Britannia.

Book your tickets online

The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Terminal
Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 6JJ, United Kingdom