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Royal Yacht Britannia

Easily accessible by tram from the city centre, berthed at Ocean Terminal. Explore the favourite ship of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family at the Royal Yacht Britannia, the UK’s #1 Attraction on Tripadvisor.

  • Flag at the stern of the yacht. Flag of Royal Yacht Squadron.Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh

Discover the Edinburgh’s Floating Royal Residence


The Royal Yacht Britannia, a symbol of British maritime heritage and regal splendour, invites visitors to embark on a journey through the opulent history of the Royal Family. Once the maritime residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family, Britannia now serves as a captivating museum ship berthed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Stepping aboard this floating palace, visitors are transported back in time to an era of elegance and tradition. Explore the immaculately preserved State Apartments, where world leaders were once entertained and diplomatic affairs conducted in grandeur. Admire the Royal Bedrooms, adorned with luxurious furnishings and personal mementoes, offering a rare glimpse into the private lives of the monarchy.

As you wander through the yacht’s decks, from the Royal Deck Tea Room to the Crew’s Quarters, hear the tales of life at sea from the dedicated crew who once served aboard. Marvel at the impressive Rolls-Royce Phantom V, once used to transport the Royal Family on their travels around the world.

With its rich history and immaculate preservation, the Royal Yacht Britannia offers a truly immersive experience, allowing visitors to relive the glamour and prestige of Britain’s royal voyages. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, maritime aficionado, or simply intrigued by the lives of royalty, a visit to Britannia promises an unforgettable journey through the annals of the British monarchy.