Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia hit the seas in 1953, and took the British royal family around the world from then until 1997, when she was decommissioned. She's the 83rd royal yacht – the first belonged to Charles II in the 1600s.
She's been all over the world (including Antarctica!) and pulled in to port at 135 countries. What's more, she's played host to some of the world's most famous, including Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela.
Check out the royal taste in maritime furnishings as you roam through the sun lounge and state apartments, marvel at the Queen's on-board Rolls Royce garage, and finish with scones and champagne on the deck, now a tea room with a fine sea view.
Head phone sets issued FREE as you arrived which gave excellent information about the yacht and what it was used for. Plus super restaurant and shop on site also. Brilliant!
Fabulous trip, value for money and a great day out for all!
Great value - easy access - spend as long as you want - a must if in Edingburgh
There's a visitors center, where you can see the ornate binnacle, carved from a single piece of oak, that served as background for the royals' family photographs, but the real thrills start on board, where you can tour the state rooms. (This is the only royal residence where you’re allowed access to the Queen's bedroom!)