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Royal Yacht Britannia


Ocean Drive,

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia © Marc Millar


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 one of the UK’s Top Attractions, all five decks are fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs, what’s more parking is free. The complimentary audio guide is available in 27 languages and children also have their own version.
Explore the stunning Royal Apartments, the gleaming Engine Room and sample some fudge made on board from the NAFFI sweet shop or see below decks where the Royal Yachtsmen lived.
Why not unwind with a coffee and a cake from the Royal Deck Tea Room, with sea views.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site light refreshmentsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Please note: Times specified are opening time - last admission time. Last admission on 24 December is 2.30pm and 31 December is 3.00pm.

January-March - 10.00-15.30
April-June - 09.30-16.00
July-September - 09.30-16.30
October - 09.30-16.00
November-December - 10.00-15.30

Christmas Day - Closed
New Year's Day - Closed


See location of Royal Yacht Britannia on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NT 264769  Lat: 55.98006 Long: -3.17967

Travelling by bus?

Lothian Bus services from Edinburgh city centre are 11, 22 or 35. Alternatively, Majestic Tour buses depart from Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh city centre. Show your ticket for 10% off your Britannia admission. The Majestic Tour Bus is operated by Edinburgh Bus Tours.

Travelling by car?

For satnav, our postcode is EH6 6JJ. Follow signs for Edinburgh and Leith, or North Edinburgh. Then follow brown Britannia signs. Free parking at Ocean Terminal (blue car park, level E is nearest to our Visitor Centre and has disabled spaces).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Edinburgh Waverley station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children


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