The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA

The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA Experience Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland) and exclusive use events venue. Reopened on 27 July with VisitScotland's 'We're Good To Go' certificate, tour all five decks of this former Royal Residence with a fascinating audio guide.
(1230)

Discover what life was like on board Her Majesty'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 and a must see place to visit in Edinburgh. This famous ship has been named in TripAdvisor's UK Top Ten for 3 years and has consistently been judged Scotland's best visitor attraction by our national tourism agency, VisitScotland, for twelve years' running.

Operating as usual

Find out more about life on board in our latest blog as we chatted with former Royal Yachtsman and CPO Engineer, Dave Ru...
27/11/2020

Find out more about life on board in our latest blog as we chatted with former Royal Yachtsman and CPO Engineer, Dave Rushforth, about his time on the Royal Yacht. #RoyalYachtBritannia #RoyalYachtsmen

royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/blog/life-aboard-as-a-royal-yachtsman/

Celebrate this Hogmanay in style aboard our sister ship, Fingal Edinburgh! Click here for more information - fingal.co.u...
26/11/2020

Celebrate this Hogmanay in style aboard our sister ship, Fingal Edinburgh!

Click here for more information - fingal.co.uk/celebrate-hogmanay-in-style-aboard-fingal/

CELEBRATE HOGMANAY IN STYLE ABOARD FINGAL!

Sail into 2021 in nautical luxury aboard Fingal and celebrate the start of a new year in style.

Click below for further details:

https://www.fingal.co.uk/celebrate-hogmanay-in-style-aboard-fingal/

Tick off your Christmas shopping list from the comfort of your own home on Britannia’s online shop where the perfect sto...
25/11/2020

Tick off your Christmas shopping list from the comfort of your own home on Britannia’s online shop where the perfect stocking fillers, decorations and presents await. #RoyalYacht #ChristmasGifts #StockingFillers #GiftIdeas
bit.ly/2OrdLIu

⚓️ Reopening Date Announcement ⚓️We can’t wait to welcome you all back on board from Monday 29 March 2021 (date subject ...
24/11/2020

⚓️ Reopening Date Announcement ⚓️

We can’t wait to welcome you all back on board from Monday 29 March 2021 (date subject to Government guidelines at the time). Hopefully we can all travel again.

Whether it’s to explore each of the five decks or to enjoy our freshly baked scones in the Tea Room - what are you most looking forward to aboard Britannia when we reopen?

#MemoriesAboardBritannia #RoyalYacht #OnlyInScotland

Image: Helen Pugh Photography

24/11/2020
The Royal Family

Did you know that the tradition of creating the Christmas pudding was even upheld aboard Britannia? Members of the Royal Family would even inspect and stir the pudding!

If you don’t have time to prepare your own, our onboard chefs have done the hard work for you with our delicious rich and fruity puddings available from our website.

Buy online today - https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/shop/food-hall/britannia-christmas-pudding/c-24/c-75/p-214/

#christmasgifting #christmasgifts #christmaspudding

🥄 Today is Stir-up Sunday: traditionally the day when home cooks ‘stir up’ their Christmas pudding mixture on the Sunday before the Advent season - and the countdown to Christmas - begins.

This year, chefs in the Royal kitchens have shared their recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding. We hope that some of you enjoy making it in your own homes.

The recipe will make two 1kg puddings. Ingredients as follows:

🍇 250g raisins
🍇 250g currants
🍇 185g sultanas
🍊 150g mixed peel
🧈 250g suet or vegetarian suet
🍞 250g breadcrumbs
🌾 90g flour
🎄12g mixed spice
🥚 2 whole eggs
🍬180g demerara sugar
🍺 275ml beer
🍹 40ml dark rum
🥃 40ml brandy
🫖 If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can substitute for orange juice or cold tea.

On Christmas Day, reheat your pudding in a bain-marie for 3-4 hours. Remove from the basin using a rounded knife or palette knife, flip out onto a plate, garnish or flambé and serve with brandy sauce and cream.
.
.
.
.
.
#StirupSunday #StirupSunday2020 #christmaspudding #christmas

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas present for a whisky lover? Treat them to our limited edition 20 year old High...
22/11/2020

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas present for a whisky lover? Treat them to our limited edition 20 year old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This incredible malt celebrates the 135 countries Britannia visited during Royal service. #WhiskyGifts
bit.ly/37kkR9i

20/11/2020
Theatre School Of Scotland

We all need a bit of fun to make us smile and we love this video made by the Theatre School Of Scotland who are based in Leith, Britannia's home in Edinburgh.

Doesn't it make you want to visit our beautiful city when we can all travel again?

There’s new ray of sunshine in Leith ☀️ with Theatre School of Scotland, Edinburgh: offering musical theatre,acting & performance, singing and vocal coaching weekly courses in Leith.

We are here to offer prestigious training for kids & young adults, providing professional practice for those aspiring to achieve a career in the performing arts. 🎤 🎞

For more information on the courses that we offer, head over to www.theatreschoolofscotland.co.uk

🎥: ROK Agency

The team at Britannia wish HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh a very happy 73rd wedding anniversary! #RoyalYacht
20/11/2020

The team at Britannia wish HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh a very happy 73rd wedding anniversary! #RoyalYacht

This new image has been released to mark the 73rd wedding anniversary of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh tomorrow.
.
In the photograph Her Majesty and His Royal Highness are seen looking at an anniversary card made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, alongside other cards and letters sent by well-wishers.
.
The photograph was taken in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle earlier this week.
.
📸 Chris Jackson/Getty images

Treat a loved one to a beautiful Christmas bauble from our exclusive Britannia Flying Flags collection, illustrated by J...
19/11/2020

Treat a loved one to a beautiful Christmas bauble from our exclusive Britannia Flying Flags collection, illustrated by Jennie Maizels. 🎄

bit.ly/2UHmloU

#RoyalYacht #ChristmasGifting #ChristmasGifts

Check out Elite Traveler guide to a luxury weekend in Edinburgh – some inspiration to look forward to when the time is r...
18/11/2020
A Luxury Guide to a Long Weekend in Edinburgh

Check out Elite Traveler guide to a luxury weekend in Edinburgh – some inspiration to look forward to when the time is right to travel again!

www.elitetraveler.com/travel/long-weekend-travel/luxury-guide-edinburgh

#luxurytravel #thisisedinburgh #visitscotland #fingaledinburgh #royalyachtbritannia

Edinburgh was built to impress. The Scottish capital is a strutting peacock of a city boasting some of the best sightseeing in Europe. Here, in this luxury guide, you’ll find well over 1,000 years of history just waiting to bowl you over. At every corner, you’re hit by another panoramic view, in...

We’re proud to have been awarded the highest gold standard from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Make sure you add a v...
17/11/2020

We’re proud to have been awarded the highest gold standard from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Make sure you add a visit to Britannia to your must-see list for when we reopen and see for yourself our commitment to going green! #GreenTourism #VisitScotland #RoyalYachtBritannia

Give the gift of Fingal this Christmas!🎄Choose from a range of fantastic vouchers to visit our sister ship, Fingal Edinb...
16/11/2020

Give the gift of Fingal this Christmas!🎄

Choose from a range of fantastic vouchers to visit our sister ship, Fingal Edinburgh. The perfect gift for friends and family to enjoy later.

Find out more. bit.ly/31qs8jQ

#FingalEdinburgh #YourShipAwaits #ChristmasGifting #GiftVouchers

Today marks the highly anticipated release of season four of Netflix Royal drama, The Crown. Did you know that The Royal...
15/11/2020

Today marks the highly anticipated release of season four of Netflix Royal drama, The Crown. Did you know that The Royal Yacht Britannia featured in season two? Read our latest blog to find out more! #thecrown #royalyachtbritannia #netflix

royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/blog/the-crown-aboard-the-royal-yacht/

Are you looking for a unique gift for a gin lover? Look no further than our Britannia Gin, a unique blend of 16 botanica...
14/11/2020

Are you looking for a unique gift for a gin lover? Look no further than our Britannia Gin, a unique blend of 16 botanicals, each originating from a port visited by the Royal Yacht during her 44 years at sea. Available online today! Please note this item is only available for delivery to UK addresses. #christmasgifts #uniquegifts #britanniagin #uniquegin

royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/shop/food-hall/britannia-gin-70cl/c-24/c-75/p-116/

We need your help! Did you know we are an independent Charitable Trust (SC028070)? We rely on our visitors’ support to g...
13/11/2020

We need your help! Did you know we are an independent Charitable Trust (SC028070)? We rely on our visitors’ support to generate all the funds that are required to maintain Britannia. During these uncertain times we need your support to help maintain and preserve Britannia for future generations to enjoy. We understand that there are many competing demands on our lives just now, but any donation, no matter how small would make a difference, and one that we would be very grateful to receive. Donate today! #RoyalYacht

bit.ly/34puzWI

Check out our Gift Shop’s top gifts this Christmas in our latest blog! All products are available for purchase online. B...
12/11/2020

Check out our Gift Shop’s top gifts this Christmas in our latest blog! All products are available for purchase online. Browse today and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones! #christmasgifts #christmasgiftideas #giftideas

royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/blog/the-britannia-christmas-gift-guide/

Always remember. #ArmisticeDay
11/11/2020

Always remember. #ArmisticeDay

Treat your loved ones this Christmas with a visit to Britannia. Our gift vouchers can be used as admission, in our Royal...
09/11/2020

Treat your loved ones this Christmas with a visit to Britannia. Our gift vouchers can be used as admission, in our Royal Deck Tea Room and in the Gift Shop. Our vouchers have no expiry date so plenty of time to enjoy a Royal day out when the time is right.

#giftvouchers #memoriesaboardbritannia #visitscotland

royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/shop/gift-vouchers/c-24/c-79/

Britannia will be going red this weekend in support of the Poppy Appeal! Poppyscotland #RoyalYacht #royalyachtbritannia ...
06/11/2020

Britannia will be going red this weekend in support of the Poppy Appeal! Poppyscotland #RoyalYacht #royalyachtbritannia #scottishpoppyappeal

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Our online Britannia Gift Shop will be open for orders during our closur...
06/11/2020

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Our online Britannia Gift Shop will be open for orders during our closure. Browse our expertly selected Christmas gifting section to find that unique gift for someone special!

#christmasgifting #christmasgifts

royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/shop/

Remember, remember the 5th of November! This shot of a fireworks display over Britannia is one of our favourites! What’s...
05/11/2020

Remember, remember the 5th of November! This shot of a fireworks display over Britannia is one of our favourites!

What’s your favourite photo of Britannia?

#RoyalYacht #memoriesaboardbritannia

Give the gift of Fingal this Christmas!🎄 From cocktails, dinner and afternoon tea to overnight stays in one of our luxur...
05/11/2020

Give the gift of Fingal this Christmas!🎄

From cocktails, dinner and afternoon tea to overnight stays in one of our luxurious cabins, there is a gift for everyone aboard our sister ship, Fingal Edinburgh.

https://fingal.skchase.com/vouchers

#christamasgifts #uniquechristmasgifts #giftvouchers

DID YOU KNOW?

All gift vouchers purchased are valid for 2 years, giving the lucky recipient plenty of time to come on board and soak up the atmosphere of Scotland's only floating hotel.

https://bit.ly/2HzyqZY

Did you spot Britannia on Channel 5 Secret Scotland programme last Friday? If you missed it, check out the Central Belt ...
04/11/2020

Did you spot Britannia on Channel 5 Secret Scotland programme last Friday? If you missed it, check out the Central Belt episode on My5 catch up!

channel5.com/show/secret-scotland-with-susan-calman/

#RoyalYacht #memoriesaboardbritannia #onlyinscotland #foreveredinburgh #visitscotland

⚓️ Temporary Closure of Britannia ⚓️We are sorry to announce that the charity that operates The Royal Yacht Britannia ha...
02/11/2020

⚓️ Temporary Closure of Britannia ⚓️

We are sorry to announce that the charity that operates The Royal Yacht Britannia have taken the decision to temporarily close to visitors from 9am on Wednesday 4 November until Monday 29 March 2021.

We will be getting in touch with you if you have booked a ticket.

We look forward to welcoming you on board when we can.

Please keep checking our website and social media for updates ⚓️.
royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/

Treat your loved ones this Christmas with a Royal day out to Britannia. Our gift vouchers can be used as admission, in o...
01/11/2020

Treat your loved ones this Christmas with a Royal day out to Britannia. Our gift vouchers can be used as admission, in our Royal Deck Tea Room and in the Gift Shop. Buy online now!

#RoyalYacht #memoriesaboardbritannia #christmasgifting #uniquegifts #thisisedinburgh

bit.ly/36DdGI9

🎃 Happy Hallowe’en! 🎃Clarence the corgi is all dressed up for Hallowe'en – how are your pets celebrating this year? Shar...
31/10/2020

🎃 Happy Hallowe’en! 🎃

Clarence the corgi is all dressed up for Hallowe'en – how are your pets celebrating this year? Share your photos with us!

#royalyachtbritannia #memoriesaboardbritannia #happyhalloween #thisisedinburgh

We’re on Channel 5 now! Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes. #secretscotland #royalyachtbritannia #memoriesaboardbrita...
30/10/2020

We’re on Channel 5 now! Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes.

#secretscotland #royalyachtbritannia #memoriesaboardbritannia #foreveredinburgh #thisisedinburgh

Clarence has made a new celebrity friend! Susan Calman will be revealing all she learned about Britannia during her visi...
30/10/2020

Clarence has made a new celebrity friend! Susan Calman will be revealing all she learned about Britannia during her visit in tonight’s episode of Secret Scotland on Channel 5 at 8pm.

#secretscotland #royalyachtbritannia #memoriesaboardbritannia #foreveredinburgh #thisisedinburgh

Psst, we’re no longer a secret! We were delighted to welcome presenter, Scottish comedian Susan Calman, on board to chat...
30/10/2020

Psst, we’re no longer a secret! We were delighted to welcome presenter, Scottish comedian Susan Calman, on board to chat with former Royal Yachtsman, William French. Catch Secret Scotland at 8pm tonight on Channel 5!

#secretscotland #royalyachtbritannia #memoriesaboardbritannia #foreveredinburgh #thisisedinburgh

We love reading our visitors’ reviews on TripAdvisor! What was your favourite part of the tour?#RoyalYacht #memoriesaboa...
29/10/2020

We love reading our visitors’ reviews on TripAdvisor! What was your favourite part of the tour?

#RoyalYacht #memoriesaboardbritannia #visitscotland #onlyinscotland #foreveredinburgh #thisisedinburgh

Congratulations from all aboard Fingal's sister ship! A beautiful and truly unique location to celebrate your wedding.
27/10/2020

Congratulations from all aboard Fingal's sister ship!

A beautiful and truly unique location to celebrate your wedding.

Congratulations Chris and Jill!

"Chris and I would like to thank you all at Fingal for a wonderful setting and celebration for our wedding. We all had an amazing time and the Skerryvore suite really was the icing, thank you very much, it was lovely to relax there in such style."

"We look forward to returning, we have a Champagne afternoon tea as a gift to look forward to and I’m sure will revisit on other special occasions."

🎄Kick start your Christmas shopping with The Royal Yacht Britannia! Find the perfect gift for someone special with our e...
26/10/2020

🎄Kick start your Christmas shopping with The Royal Yacht Britannia! Find the perfect gift for someone special with our expertly selected Christmas gift section.🎄

bit.ly/2HvCXwt

#christmasgifting #christmasshopping #royalyachtbritannia

On the final day of our virtual Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt, Clarence is hiding the Officers’ Wardroom. Where is he? #mem...
25/10/2020

On the final day of our virtual Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt, Clarence is hiding the Officers’ Wardroom. Where is he? #memoriesaboardbritannia #royalyachtbritannia #foreveredinburgh #onlyinscotland

Address

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.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA:

Videos

Category

Visit The Royal Yacht Britannia

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.

Nearby museums


Comments

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
Never depend on a single income. Make $3,850 - $42,000 every single week, Inbox me to know how.
My favourite princess Happy birthday,Anne enjoyed every moment on the Royal yacht Britannia,had wonderful memories on board with this Beautiful princess
britannia calling at capetown
Laid this table many times and served HM in this dining room
The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA arrives in Malta's Grand Harbour with Prince Charles and Princess Anne on board in April 1954.
A fabulous time at The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA. #CorgiSelfie! #RoyalYacht
#CorgieSelfie
Corgi selfie