A warm welcome awaits
We aim to make The Royal Yacht Britannia as accessible
as possible. We are always keen to know how we can improve in any
way, so if you have any suggestions please let us know.
We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised
The tour is fully accessible for wheelchair users with lifts and
ramps throughout*. Britannia is classed as Category 1, the
highest level for wheelchair access without assistance, by
VisitScotland. In order to enjoy the whole tour, wheelchairs should
be no wider than 670mm.
There is free parking in Ocean Terminal. The nearest dedicated
parking for wheelchair users to our Visitor Centre is in the blue
car park on level C. When entering Ocean Terminal's car park lift,
select level E for our Visitor Centre.
*Please note: the Britannia tour is not suitable for
Shopmobility electric wheelchair users, and the Royal Deck Tea Room
is not accessible by electric wheelchair because the original
onboard lift is not big enough.
People with reduced mobility
Each of Britannia's decks are accessed via a shore
side lift tower and stairwell. There are also several
places to rest during the tour. Any seats without ropes are there
for you to sit on and enjoy your audio tour. You can borrow a
wheelchair free of charge from our Visitor Centre, just ask a
member of staff.
Access for buggies
Buggies are welcomed on board Britannia. All but the
widest double buggies will have full access to the
Britannia tour (max width 670mm). We have baby change
facilities in the Visitor Centre and on board.
We have an audio handset tour in English for those who are
visually impaired. It has additional explanations on the layout of
the Royal Yacht. This audio tour can be requested at the Handset
Desk before you step on board Britannia. Guide dogs are
also welcomed on board.
We have a printed version of our English language tour - please
request this at the Handset Desk before you step on board
Britannia. Our audio handsets have adjustable volume
control, so you may wish to also take the handset tour. We also
welcome hearing dogs.
People with learning difficulties
We have an audio handset tour in English for visitors with
learning difficulties. Visitors whose first language is not English
may also find this tour useful.
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