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We took an interesting tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh Scotland

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

Rolls-Royce Phantom V

This official State car was presented to Her Majesty The Queen in 1960 and is on loan with the kind permission of Bentley Motors Limited, Crewe, Cheshire.

The 1/37th scale LEGO model of the Royal Yacht Britannia is over 3.3 meters (11 feet) long and was built by Jim McDonough in December 2015 using an estimated 40,000 LEGO pieces and no glue.

What will you see?

The complimentary audio handset tour covers Britannia's five main decks. (There's also handsets for kids). You start at the Bridge, explore the State Apartments, Crew's Quarters and finish at the Engine Room. From here you can also visit the Royal Sailing Exhibition and learn about the Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound.*

The majority of items on view are the originals, kindly on loan from the Royal Collection and other contributors. The route is fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout. More information on accessibility.


  • Fabulous State Apartments and Royal Bedrooms

  • The relaxing Sun Lounge

  • The stunning Royal Deck Tea Room

  • Life below decks in the Sick Bay and the Laundry

  • Sample home-made fudge in the NAAFI sweet shop

  • The onboard Rolls-Royce Phantom V, that used to travel on Britannia

  • The Gleaming Engine Room

  • Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound (except July and August)*

  • Finish your visit with a trip to our Gift Shop or shop online

  • 11 foot LEGO model of Britannia

Text from the Royal Yacht Britannia website

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