The Yacht Britannia has been used by the Royal Family for important ceremonial visits, for diplomatic missions and for the Royal Holidays
The boat is out of service since 1997 and is docked at Ocean Terminal, from which you can access for visiting the engine room , all rooms including the Queen¨s bedroom, many of their memories and at the end you can take a snack or tea at The Royal Deck Tea Room, where you may see great views of the Harbour
El Yate Britannia ha sido utilizado por la Familia Real para recibir las visitas protocolarias importantes, para misiones diplomáticas y para pasar las vacaciones reales
El barco está desde 1997 fuera de servicio y está atracado en la Ocean Terminal desde donde se puede acceder para visitar la sala de máquinas, todas sus habitaciones incluida la habitación de la Reina, a muchos de sus recuerdos y al final te puedes tomar un tente en pie o un té en The Royal Deck Tea Room desde donde se pueden ver grandes vistas de la bahía
My interest in things royal continues. Strange because I am a republican! Anyway, really enjoyed my tour of the royal yacht. Very interesting to see the luxurious surroundings in which the royals travelled and to compare it with the somewhat more spartan quarters of the crew.
The ship was the Queen's private yacht until "retired" a few years back. Its a floating palace.
I was sceptical about going (being a fervent republican etc) but I enjoyed it and its well worth seeing (but expensive - £10 per head). I suppose it will be high maintenance.
It takes 2 hours max to get round.
This was once used by the Queen and the Royal Family for holidays and official occasions and is now open to the public. From ashore it doesn't look that fantastic or big, but once aboard is very interesting. Visitors have access to virtually all areas, from HM's surprisingly spartan bedroom to the lavish dining room to the cramped quarters where the 200-man crew lived and worked. It's worth noting that access for the disabled is very good.
This ship is were the Royal family spent lots of there summer holidays. I didnt go inside but apparently if you are into the Royals then you would find this really interesting. It is recommended that you allow about 2 hours for your visit so to see everything.
In Leith is a new shopping mall located, Ocean terminal, next to it the Brittania is docker after it was discarded by the Queen.
I made a tour on the ship. You get some sort of phone (in most languages) and this gives you the information.
All in all it didnt give me the impression this was a royal yacht. It was very outdated and in my opinion not at all luxurious. It was big for sure so there was plenty of space.
I think this is more for the Brittish who are way more connected with the Royal family and have more knowledge of this boat.
Tread the decks Princess Diana trod, see pictures of Royalty, see the Queen's Bedroom... You go to Ocean Terminal and go to the top floor, pay your money and pick up an audio baton in the language of your choice. You then press the appropriate buttons when you reach the numbered plaques around the ship.
I felt very proud to be British when I visited the Yacht.... it was a symbol of our country abroad. I liked all the history and the stories about the boat. The funny thing is that it is not as luxurious as I would have expected it to be, very low key and austere for a Royal Yacht. The old fashioned communcation system was like something from WW2, but of course the boat was built just after that. Technology was not like it is today.
If you are feeling like doing something a bit special, you can hold corporate events on the ship. The Kitchens are still working kitchens!
You can get 10% off the ticket by printing the discount voucher on the website.
Britannia was used by the Royal Family for state visits, holidays and honeymoons. Built in the 1950s on the river Clyde in Glasgow, she was decommissioned in the late 1990s and docked in Leith (a controversial and decidedly unpopular decision with Edinburgh's Glasgewian rivals) for visits by the public. Entry to the yacht/ship is via a large shopping mall, and the audio tour is quite informative. The (inevitable) souvenir shop is full of royal memorabilia.
Ths ship was launched at John Brown's Shipyard in Clydebank in 1953. She served the Royal Family for 44 years, on 968 voyages all over the world. Decommissioned in 1997, she is now on public display. If you want to know about Britain's royals, this is a must-see.
This is well worth a visit a pit expensive to go round but worth it.
The Royal yacht is the only ship with a garages ant the Rolls Royce Phantam is still in its garage.
It is surounded by a new shopping centre with a car park also.
Since it was decomissioned the Royal Yacht Britannia has proved to be a popular tourist attraction
it was used by the Royal Family from 1953 to 1997 for both State and ceremonial visits and private holidays, and is furnished with articles from the Royal Collection
now anyone can tour this `floating palace` but dont expect sumptuous luxury, not everywhere is plushly furnished !
there is full wheelchair access
it is recommended that you allow 1 1/2 hours for the visit, and audio tour guides are included in the admission price
Britannia is open daily 9.30 to 4.30 [10 to 3.30 from November to February] you can pre-book tickets to avoid queuing at busy times
Adults ... £9
Seniors [60+] ... £7
Child [5-17] ... £5
a family ticket [two adults and up to 3 children] is £25
I was a bit hesitant, but the Royal Yach Brittania was really great. You visit the ship with an audio guide (included in price of £ 8). You are able to visit the entire ship including royal boudoirs, living areas and dining rooms. Only problem is no fotos inside. I found it much more interesting than I had expected. It is like stepping back into 1953 as most of the ship has remained as it was.
The yacht is moored to a brand new shopping center, so lots of good options for eating before or after the visit.
This is such an activity that you don't want to miss. How often can you board the Queens Royal Yacht?
Well, it is out of commission now, but you certainly can tour it.
Tickets can be purchased at the Oceanside Mall and boarding takes place there.
For more info, please have a look at my Leith-pages...
Edinburgh was successful in its bid to become Britannia's new home. She is now owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, a charitable organisation whose sole remit is the maintenance of Britannia in keeping with her former role. Britannia is now permanently moored in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith and visitors can step on board the ship that was once home to the world's most famous family.
After serving the royal family for over 40 years the yacht retired and is now resting at the Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh. The yacht is open to the public from 10:00-3:30 in winter and 9:30-4:30 in summer.
Tour the yacht with a selfguided audiotour . This tour is availlable in 7 languages: english, french, german,dutch, italian, spanish and japanese.
There is also a visitor centre and shop.
In the Ocean terminal is a huge shopping centre in which you can easily spend the rest of the day.