Currently docked in Edinburgh, the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia is one of Scotland’s most popular attractions. Stroll through the decks and official lounges with the audio guide and learn the fascinating history of this ship. Perfect for spending time on a historic ship with zero chances of getting seasick. Ship ahoy!
The Royal Yacht HMY Britannia was the oceanic residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family for over 40 years, and has sailed more than a million miles around the world.
From the moment you arrive, you will be carried away into a world of nautical luxury and pristine privilege. Soak up the period atmosphere at the Visitor Center as you learn the history of royal yachts through exhibits and photographs, including a 10-foot reproduction of the Britanniamade from LEGO bricks. Afterward, get an audio guide and head up the ramp to board Britannia itself.
Discover the five decks, including the solarium, the engine room, and the deck that served as a royal tearoom, where many royal travelers drank tea while enjoying the views. Designed to impress visitors, the State Apartments once housed Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill, and are also described in the audio guide.
Don’t forget to check out the gleaming Rolls-Royce Phantom V, which once traveled on the ship, and is still on it. When you have no more ship to see, you will be granted an extended permit to go ashore, with memories and photos of your time spent on this excellent five-star vessel.
Use the ticket holder access and show the ticket with your smartphone at the door.
Audio guides available in 30 languages, a BSL (British Sign Language) tablet and a text in Braille (must be requested and depends on availability)
It can be canceled up to 24 hours before the day of the visit.