The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA

The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA Experience Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland) and exclusive use events venue. Discover what life was like on board Her Majesty's floating Royal residence!
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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 and a must see place to visit in Edinburgh. This famous ship has been named Best UK Attraction 2020 (Which? readers) and Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best award winner 2020. The Royal Yacht has also consistent

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 and a must see place to visit in Edinburgh. This famous ship has been named Best UK Attraction 2020 (Which? readers) and Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best award winner 2020. The Royal Yacht has also consistent

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09/07/2021

On Britannia’s quayside you’ll find two bronze statues of longest serving Royal Yachtsman Ellis 'Norrie' Norrell MVO RVM, a tribute from The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust to the Officers and Royal Yachtsmen who served aboard Britannia.

To find out more about the Royal Yachtsmen, head to our website’s Life Below Decks section: www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about/life-below-decks/the-association-of-royal-yachtsmen/

#RoyalYacht #ForeverEdinburgh #OnlyInScotland

We’re enjoying the sunshine and calming waterfront views from the Verandah Deck.Join us on board for a tour, last admiss...
08/07/2021

We’re enjoying the sunshine and calming waterfront views from the Verandah Deck.

Join us on board for a tour, last admission today at 4pm.

#RoyalYacht #ForeverEdinburgh

We’re enjoying the sunshine and calming waterfront views from the Verandah Deck.

Join us on board for a tour, last admission today at 4pm.

#RoyalYacht #ForeverEdinburgh

There's a new dog in town! Cobbles popped aboard Britannia during his first sightseeing tour of Edinburgh. 🐾
08/07/2021

There's a new dog in town! Cobbles popped aboard Britannia during his first sightseeing tour of Edinburgh. 🐾

The light summer nights are perfect for exploring Edinburgh in the evening but after seeing this stunning photo by Barba...
07/07/2021

The light summer nights are perfect for exploring Edinburgh in the evening but after seeing this stunning photo by Barbara Elliot, we do miss the darkness of winter that makes Britannia look so striking against the dark sky.

#RoyalYacht #ForeverEdinburgh #OnlyInScotland

The light summer nights are perfect for exploring Edinburgh in the evening but after seeing this stunning photo by Barbara Elliot, we do miss the darkness of winter that makes Britannia look so striking against the dark sky.

#RoyalYacht #ForeverEdinburgh #OnlyInScotland

The sand under your feet could soon be a reality! Read our blog for our take on a staycation in Edinburgh.www.royalyacht...
06/07/2021

The sand under your feet could soon be a reality! Read our blog for our take on a staycation in Edinburgh.

www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/blog/staycation-in-edinburgh/

#OnlyInScotland #ForeverEdinburgh #RoyalYacht

📸: VisitScotland/Grant Paterson

The sand under your feet could soon be a reality! Read our blog for our take on a staycation in Edinburgh.

www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/blog/staycation-in-edinburgh/

#OnlyInScotland #ForeverEdinburgh #RoyalYacht

📸: VisitScotland/Grant Paterson

Afternoon tea break question: Which cake slice would you choose from the Royal Deck Tea Room menu, Chocolate Fudge or Le...
05/07/2021

Afternoon tea break question: Which cake slice would you choose from the Royal Deck Tea Room menu, Chocolate Fudge or Lemon Drizzle cake?

From the bread to the sauces, every element of an evening event menu is created in the Royal Galleys by our Executive Ch...
04/07/2021

From the bread to the sauces, every element of an evening event menu is created in the Royal Galleys by our Executive Chef and his team.

Milestone birthdays, anniversaries, or a corporate celebration, enquire with our Events team for how they can create an unforgettable evening.

www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/exclusive-use/enquiry/

From the bread to the sauces, every element of an evening event menu is created in the Royal Galleys by our Executive Chef and his team.

Milestone birthdays, anniversaries, or a corporate celebration, enquire with our Events team for how they can create an unforgettable evening.

www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/exclusive-use/enquiry/

02/07/2021

🎉Britannia is now open 7 days a week! 🎉

During July and August Britannia will open from 9.30am with last admission at 4pm.

A beautiful picture capturing some of the 30 flowering species in Fingal Edinburgh's wildflower meadow. Bumblebees have ...
01/07/2021

A beautiful picture capturing some of the 30 flowering species in Fingal Edinburgh's wildflower meadow. Bumblebees have already been spotted enjoying the area!

Fingal’s meadow looking splendid!

Water of Leith Conservation Trust Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The arrival of Dragon class Bluebottle completed a long-standing ambition of The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust to bring to...
30/06/2021

The arrival of Dragon class Bluebottle completed a long-standing ambition of The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust to bring together Royal sailing yachts Bluebottle, Coweslip and Bloodhound.

Read more about our Fleet here: royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about/the-fleet/

📸: Helen Pugh

The arrival of Dragon class Bluebottle completed a long-standing ambition of The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust to bring together Royal sailing yachts Bluebottle, Coweslip and Bloodhound.

Read more about our Fleet here: royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about/the-fleet/

📸: Helen Pugh

Great to see The Earl and Countess of Forfar in Edinburgh with The Earl sporting our Britannia face mask.
29/06/2021

Great to see The Earl and Countess of Forfar in Edinburgh with The Earl sporting our Britannia face mask.

Britannia’s own tennis star, the Wardroom Wombat is now retired from its star role in ‘Wombat Tennis’, a game played by ...
29/06/2021

Britannia’s own tennis star, the Wardroom Wombat is now retired from its star role in ‘Wombat Tennis’, a game played by the Yotties in which the wombat was thrown into the ceiling fan!

Britannia’s own tennis star, the Wardroom Wombat is now retired from its star role in ‘Wombat Tennis’, a game played by the Yotties in which the wombat was thrown into the ceiling fan!

With a car for the Royal Family considered essential when travelling abroad, a Rolls Royce was often carried aboard Brit...
28/06/2021

With a car for the Royal Family considered essential when travelling abroad, a Rolls Royce was often carried aboard Britannia.

Not a simple task, you can learn how a Rolls Royce, or Land Rover, was transported into the Garage during the Britannia tour.

With a car for the Royal Family considered essential when travelling abroad, a Rolls Royce was often carried aboard Britannia.

Not a simple task, you can learn how a Rolls Royce, or Land Rover, was transported into the Garage during the Britannia tour.

Schools out for summer!🥳Kids go free* with our special offer code 4256 for a day out aboard Britannia. Spot the cuddly c...
27/06/2021

Schools out for summer!🥳

Kids go free* with our special offer code 4256 for a day out aboard Britannia. Spot the cuddly corgis hidden across the five decks and hear stories of this historic ship with your own audio guide, kids get their own guide too!

*See link for full details: www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/make-memories-aboard-the-royal-yacht-britannia/

Schools out for summer!🥳

Kids go free* with our special offer code 4256 for a day out aboard Britannia. Spot the cuddly corgis hidden across the five decks and hear stories of this historic ship with your own audio guide, kids get their own guide too!

*See link for full details: www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/make-memories-aboard-the-royal-yacht-britannia/

Known as The Queen’s Sitting Room, this room acted more as an office where, for several hours a day, Her Majesty would w...
26/06/2021

Known as The Queen’s Sitting Room, this room acted more as an office where, for several hours a day, Her Majesty would work on state business and meet with her Private and Press Secretaries.

Red boxes containing state papers were flown or shipped to Britannia, even at sea.

Known as The Queen’s Sitting Room, this room acted more as an office where, for several hours a day, Her Majesty would work on state business and meet with her Private and Press Secretaries.

Red boxes containing state papers were flown or shipped to Britannia, even at sea.

What’s your cup of tea?👍 for Afternoon Tea❤️ for Earl Grey
25/06/2021

What’s your cup of tea?
👍 for Afternoon Tea
❤️ for Earl Grey

What’s your cup of tea?
👍 for Afternoon Tea
❤️ for Earl Grey

Is your luve like a red, red rose,That’s newly sprung in June?A night of Burns, candle-lit dining in the State Dining Ro...
24/06/2021

Is your luve like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June?

A night of Burns, candle-lit dining in the State Dining Room, filled with laughter, good conversation and spectacular dishes to be remembered for a lifetime.

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🎄Wish it could be Christmas every day?🎄For many Christmas 2020 just wasn’t the same. So what could be better than celebr...
23/06/2021

🎄Wish it could be Christmas every day?🎄

For many Christmas 2020 just wasn’t the same. So what could be better than celebrating the joy of Christmas with your loved ones in June!

With an expiry date of March 2022, stock up for this year, or get ready to take part in ‘Junemas’ with Britannia’s Christmas puddings, made in the Royal Galley.

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A fantastic photo from a visit to Britannia. Tag your photos #RoyalYacht for a chance to be shared on our social channel...
22/06/2021

A fantastic photo from a visit to Britannia. Tag your photos #RoyalYacht for a chance to be shared on our social channels.

📸: @berangerebentz (Instagram)

A fantastic photo from a visit to Britannia. Tag your photos #RoyalYacht for a chance to be shared on our social channels.

📸: @berangerebentz (Instagram)

Fantastic to see HRH Prince Edward wearing our Britannia face mask at Royal Ascot this week! Exclusively available from ...
18/06/2021

Fantastic to see HRH Prince Edward wearing our Britannia face mask at Royal Ascot this week!

Exclusively available from the Britannia Gift Shop and through our online shop: royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/shop/

Images: Shutterstock

🚨Closed Saturday 19 June 🚨The Royal Yacht Britannia will be closed Saturday 19 June. Back open on the 20th! We apologise...
18/06/2021

🚨Closed Saturday 19 June 🚨

The Royal Yacht Britannia will be closed Saturday 19 June. Back open on the 20th!

We apologise for any inconvenience.

🚨Closed Saturday 19 June 🚨

The Royal Yacht Britannia will be closed Saturday 19 June. Back open on the 20th!

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Spotted! Lothian Buses 11, 22 and 35, as well as the Skylink 200, all travel to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, behind w...
17/06/2021

Spotted! Lothian Buses 11, 22 and 35, as well as the Skylink 200, all travel to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, behind which Britannia is permanently berthed.

Spotted! Lothian Buses 11, 22 and 35, as well as the Skylink 200, all travel to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, behind which Britannia is permanently berthed.

Straight from the oven and headed for the Royal Deck Tea Room. Fruit, cheese and plain scones are freshly baked on board...
16/06/2021

Straight from the oven and headed for the Royal Deck Tea Room. Fruit, cheese and plain scones are freshly baked on board in the Royal Galley.

Straight from the oven and headed for the Royal Deck Tea Room. Fruit, cheese and plain scones are freshly baked on board in the Royal Galley.

Did you know a Royal Yachtsman would be given the job of chief flower arranger?As during Royal service, beautiful flower...
15/06/2021

Did you know a Royal Yachtsman would be given the job of chief flower arranger?
As during Royal service, beautiful flower displays still adorn the State Apartments of the Royal Yacht.

Did you know a Royal Yachtsman would be given the job of chief flower arranger?
As during Royal service, beautiful flower displays still adorn the State Apartments of the Royal Yacht.

Catch a first glimpse of Britannia from our Visitor Centre before you step aboard to discover all five decks for yoursel...
14/06/2021

Catch a first glimpse of Britannia from our Visitor Centre before you step aboard to discover all five decks for yourself.

Catch a first glimpse of Britannia from our Visitor Centre before you step aboard to discover all five decks for yourself.

An up-close look at the intricately decorated fireplace in the State Drawing Room.
13/06/2021

An up-close look at the intricately decorated fireplace in the State Drawing Room.

All aboard wish HM The Queen a happy birthday as we celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday.
12/06/2021

All aboard wish HM The Queen a happy birthday as we celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday.

All aboard wish HM The Queen a happy birthday as we celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday.

Approximately 18 miles long, the Water of Leith runs to the Shore, only mere minutes from Britannia. Home to all sorts o...
11/06/2021

Approximately 18 miles long, the Water of Leith runs to the Shore, only mere minutes from Britannia. Home to all sorts of wildlife, you may see some of the over 80 species of bird from the walkway.

📸: Ruth McQuiggan

Approximately 18 miles long, the Water of Leith runs to the Shore, only mere minutes from Britannia. Home to all sorts of wildlife, you may see some of the over 80 species of bird from the walkway.

📸: Ruth McQuiggan

Step aboard to hear our audio guided tour, now narrated by BAFTA award winning Mark Bonnar, and tour all five decks at y...
10/06/2021

Step aboard to hear our audio guided tour, now narrated by BAFTA award winning Mark Bonnar, and tour all five decks at your own pace.

Step aboard to hear our audio guided tour, now narrated by BAFTA award winning Mark Bonnar, and tour all five decks at your own pace.

Keep up the art of letter writing and send a royally important letter, penned with style. bit.ly/2S3GKH8
09/06/2021

Keep up the art of letter writing and send a royally important letter, penned with style.

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Keep up the art of letter writing and send a royally important letter, penned with style.

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A simply stunning sunset.📸: alifloyddotcom (Instagram)
08/06/2021

A simply stunning sunset.

📸: alifloyddotcom (Instagram)

A simply stunning sunset.

📸: alifloyddotcom (Instagram)

Take a break and see if you can spot all five differences in the Engine Room.
07/06/2021

Take a break and see if you can spot all five differences in the Engine Room.

Take a break and see if you can spot all five differences in the Engine Room.

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Ocean Terminal, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6JJ

Majestic Tour Bus and Lothian Buses 11, 22 and Skylink 200 run from the city centre to Ocean Terminal.

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A unique five-star visitor experience, featured in TripAdvisor’s UK Top 5 and rated Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for the last 12 years by national tourism agency, VisitScotland, The Royal Yacht Britannia is an essential visit while in Edinburgh. For over forty years, the Royal Yacht sailed over one million miles on nearly a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Now berthed in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating visitor attraction and also one of the UK’s most prestigious event venues.

Step aboard and follow in the footsteps of royalty to see where Prince Charles and Princess Diana honeymooned and Liz Taylor, Frank Sinatra and presidents Reagan, Mandela and Gorbachev were wined and dined.

The captivating handset tour, available in 30 languages, takes visitors round five decks and is a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family. Highlights of the tour include the State Apartments, the Sun Lounge and the Engine Room. Experience stunning waterfront views and waiter service in the Royal Deck Tea Room, where you can enjoy delicious, freshly prepared, home-made food and a warm welcome.

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We visited on Wednesday 20th June 2021 - a very interesting and memorable trip. Beautifully presented, very clean and informative with lots of detail to suit all tastes. A great day out. Well done to all concerned.
Fantastic day visit the Royal Yacht! So interesting and very well done. Beautiful scones in the Royal Tea Room!
I have a letter that was written by Lady Susan Hussey on the Royal Yacht Brittania while at sea back in 1992 when after I had written to the Queen when I was 9 I will always treasure it
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If you are visiting Edinburgh, do not leave without visiting this Royal Lady.
Sharing photos which are my Dads ..
Can anyone help me please. I am trying (and have been for many years) to find a very old school friend of mine JOHN TURNER who served on Britannia for many years I believe his rank was Chief petty officer. . I recently learned from another old school friend of ours Edward Everett that the last he knew John was working as a tour guide on the Britannia. I understand you would not be able to give out any personnel information but if you could forward this and or give him my e mail [email protected] it would be very much appreciated. thank you in advance and thanks for taking the time to read this.
Merry Xmas from London
Bless all the way from Edinburgh to south coast looking after sunseeker
Is the tea rooms still open at the moment x
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My favourite princess Happy birthday,Anne enjoyed every moment on the Royal yacht Britannia,had wonderful memories on board with this Beautiful princess