The Royal Yacht Britannia – Scotland’s best visitor attraction (VisitScotland) 

Voted the UK’s No.1 attraction in 2014 by Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice awards, The Royal Yacht Britannia gives visitors the chance to walk in the footsteps of royalty. This beautiful boat that served the British Royal Family for over 44 years and sailed over a million miles is now moored permanently in Leith, Edinburgh. 

As well as being a place for Royal holidays, official affairs and even honeymoons – Charles and Diana sailed around the Mediterranean after they tied the knot, the yacht has also played host to famous guests such as Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.

Giving a unique insight into the private and public lives of the Royals, take an audio guided tour around the boat, available in an incredible 30 languages. Visit all five decks and rooms including the State Apartments, the Sun Lounge, the Engine Room and the Royal Deck Tea Room which serves up refreshments and has the most stunning waterfront views.


Open Daily

  • January to March: 10:00am until 3:30pm
  • April to October: 9:30am until 4:30pm
  • November and December: 10:00am until 3:30pm

Please Note:

  • Britannia is open daily with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Last admission on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve is at 2:30pm.

Additional Information

Please Note:

  • The Royal Yacht Britannia is a disabled friendly venue.
  • Under 5s do not require a ticket.
  • Venue Information:
    The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
2 Hours 21 Jan, 22 Jan, 23 Jan, and more Edinburgh, Scotland

What is included in the tour

  • Entrance to The Royal Yacht Britannia
  • The price of admission includes use of an audio guide which is available in the following 30 languages: English, Gaelic, Welsh, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, South Korean & Thai. We also have a British Sign Language tablet and Braille script for deaf and blind visitors.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drink
What makes this tour special
  • Visit the UK’s No.1 2014 attraction as voted by Trip Advisor
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia served The Royal family for 44 years
  • Explore all five decks of this glorious vessel
  • Visit the State Apartments, the Engine Room and more
  • Take in stunning waterfront views at the Royal Deck Tea Room
  • Audio guides available in 30 languages
Pickup point
Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, UK View on Map