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The Royal Yacht Britannia Entry Tickets

Climb aboard the world famous Royal Yacht Britannia at Ocean Terminal in Leith. Tickets are sent immediately via email.

• Receive a 27 language audio guide at the ticket desk.

• Explore Britannia's 5 main decks.

• See Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound (except Jul-Aug).

• Enjoy refreshments in the Royal Deck Tea Room.

Royal Yacht Britannia Tickets

The Royal Yacht Britannia © Marc Millar
Sun Lounge © Marc Millar
State Drawing Room © Marc Millar

• Visitor Information •

Scottish Tourist Board Royal Yacht Britannia


Services On-Board:

• Multi-Lingual Audio & Special Kids Audio Guide.

• Cafe.

• Gift Shop.

Opening Hours (2016)*:

Jan, Feb & Mar: 10:00-15:30.

Apr-Sept: 09:30-16:30.

Oct: 09:30-16:00.

Nov-Dec: 10:00-15:30.


Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.


Pricing Conditions:

Adult (Age 18-59).

Child (Age 5-17).

Senior (Age 60+).

Student (With valid ID).

Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children).

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About Royal Yacht Britannia:

With over 1,000,000 miles under its belt and over 4 decades on the world's oceans, The Royal Yacht Britannia finally came to rest at Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal in 1997. Since then the vessel has come to rank amongst the UK's most popular visitor attractions, even being rated by TripAdvisor as No.1 in 2014. But what is it about her that draws in crowds by the thousand?

During its time as the oceanic residence of the Royal Family, Britannia was essentially a floating stage for meetings between some of the world's most famous faces. Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi, have all graced its decks.


Ticket Usage Instructions:

Please print out the ticket voucher you receive from this site and take it to the Royal Yacht Britannia ticket desk on the second floor of Ocean Terminal. Here you will be issued with your audio guide.


Visiting The Royal Yacht Britannia?

Experiences begin with a warm welcome at Britannia's Visitor Centre on the second floor of Ocean Terminal. Here you'll receive an overview of the ship's history, which is vividly illustrated by displays of items from the Royal Collection and an array of historical photographs. Before climbing aboard the Britannia get your audio guide (available in 27 languages), or for those with hearing/visual impairments: a tablet featuring British Sign Language and English Braille.

*Britannia is open daily except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Last admission on Christmas Eve is 14:30 and New Year’s Eve is 15:00.

Once aboard your handheld guide will reveal the facts and history behind Britannia's 5 main decks: the BridgeState ApartmentsRoyal BedroomsCrews Quarters and Engine Room. Keep your eyes peeled for a few surprises such as a Rolls-Royce Phantom V that used to travel with the ship. Amongst the stately grandeur you'll also witness the finer details of daily life in areas such as the Sick Bay and Laundry Rooms.

After exploring all the main areas head along to the Royal Sailing Exhibition, where you'll learn about Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound (unavailable July & August). Then there's the Royal Deck Tea Room, perfect for enjoying a cup of tea and a scone/cake, or the NAAFI sweet shop that sells tasty home-made fudge.

Note that an ideal way of getting to Royal Yacht Britannia if you're sightseeing in central Edinburgh is the Majestic Bus Tour, whose 8th stop places you next to Ocean Terminal shopping centre.


Wheelchair Accessibility:

The route in and out of Royal Yacht Britannia is fully accessible to wheelchair users and those with other mobility devices.

RYB photographs in above carousel © Marc Millar.

Royal Yacht Tickets Royal Yacht Britannia RYB, Sun Lounge RYB, State Drawing Room Royal Yacht Britannia, Travellers Choice 2016
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