A Great Day Out

Following the recommendations issued by the Government’s health advisors about avoiding unnecessary social contact and not using public transport, in order to protect our staff and visitors, we have taken the decision to close Britannia from Thursday 19 March until further notice. We will be reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice.

We hope to see you back on board very soon, please keep checking our website and social media for updates.

Step aboard this famous ship and follow in the footsteps of Royalty. Explore Britannia’s five decks with our free audio guide, available in 30 languages, as well as a children’s tour and British Sign Language tablet.

From the elegant State Apartments to the gleaming Engine Room. See where Prince William and Prince Harry spent their summer holidays. Discover where kings and queens, world leaders and celebrities were wined and dined; from Frank Sinatra and Liz Taylor to Nelson Mandela and Sir Winston Churchill. 

Take a closer look and explore each of Britannia’s five decks here.

Group visit discount for groups of 15 or more, click here for more information.

Why not download and print off our Britannia colouring-in sheet here.

Audio tour

While visiting Britannia, you can take advantage of our excellent FREE audio tour, available in 30 languages and included in the admission price. Click here to see which languages are available.

Admission Times

2020 Admission Times First Admission Last Admission
January - March 10:00 AM 15:30 PM
April - October 09:30 AM 16:30 PM
November - December* 10:00 AM 15:30 PM

Please note our tours are self guided by our complimentary audio handset. We are delighted to welcome you any time between our admission times.

*Last admission on 24 December is 2:30pm and 31 December is 3:00pm. The Royal Yacht Britannia is closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Tickets & Prices

2020 Prices (free audio guide in 30 languages included) Price
Adult £17.00
Concession (Students & 60+ with ID) £15.00
Child (aged 5-17) £8.75
Child (under 5) FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £47.00
Armed Forces (with ID) £8.75

Annual Pass

After you purchase your ticket to visit Britannia, you are entitled to apply for a free Annual Pass to come back and visit for the following 12 months, click here for more information.

Due to the temporary closure of The Royal Yacht Britannia, any Annual Pass applications received after Monday 23 March will be processed when we re-open. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Our Hotel, Fingal

Our sister ship, Fingal, is Scotland’s only luxury floating hotel and is a world-class experience from the moment you step aboard. The 23 luxurious cabins are inspired by its rich maritime heritage and are an indulgent experience like no other.



Fingal's Lighthouse Bar is a stylish yet relaxed space where we welcome overnight guests and non-residents. Relax in the finest interiors, including the magnificent shimmering ceiling, and indulge in delicious Afternoon Tea, Evening Supper and nautical-inspired Cocktails.

Located five minutes from Britannia, why not see for yourself why it is the No. 1 hotel in Edinburgh (TripAdvisor’s Traveller Rated).

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Royal Deck Tea Room

As part of your admission to Britannia, why not visit the Royal Deck Tea Room? You can enjoy freshly prepared, homemade food, stunning views and a warm welcome. Treat yourself with speciality teas, coffees and lunch where the Royal Family previously would have enjoyed drinks receptions, sumptuous buffets, or played deck games.

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The Gift Shop

Britannia's fabulous Gift Shop has a great range of exclusive souvenir gifts, Royal gifts, china, toys, food and nautical items. Hand-picked by our team of experts, you'll find some of our bestsellers online, with the full range available from our Gift Shop in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

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