Planning a visit?

Please pre-book your tickets to guarantee admission.

Ocean Terminal is currently undergoing redevelopment, adding new leisure and retail businesses, as well as residential spaces. As part of this redevelopment, Britannia will also be gaining a new Visitor Centre and Gift Shop which will involve us operating out of temporary accommodation whilst these new facilities are being created.

Getting Here

Looking for directions? Find out how to find Britannia via tram, bus or car.


A Royal residence for over 40 years, The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed over 1,000,000 nautical miles on 968 state visits with the Royal Family where they entertained prime ministers and presidents. Now Tripadvisor’s No.1 UK Attraction 2023 - 2024, you can discover across five decks stories of life at sea for both the Royal Family and the 220 Royal Yachtsmen who served on board. Our five-star visitor attraction is located in Leith, just two miles from Edinburgh's city centre.

What will I see?

  • Britannia’s five decks with your free audio guide
  • Feel like the captain of the ship in the Bridge
  • Follow in the footsteps of Royalty through the State Apartments
  • See Queen Elizabeth II's favourite room
  • Discover below decks in the Crew’s Quarters
  • Admire a tour highlight, the gleaming Engine Room
  • Take in the Royal Sailing Exhibition
  • Enjoy soups, sandwiches, cakes and scones in the Royal Deck Tearoom
  • Admire the stunning waterfront views from the Best UK Attraction (Tripadvisor)

Ongoing Maintenance

Owned and cared for by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, our dedicated Maintenance team work 363 days of the year to ensure Britannia is preserved for future generations. 

Opening Times

Admission Times First Admission Last Admission Closing Time
January - March* 10:00 15:00 17:00
April - August* 09:30 16:00 18:00
September 10:00 16:00 18:00
October 10:00 15:30 17:30
November - December* 10:00 15:00 17:00

*The Royal Yacht Britannia is closed on 1 January and 25 December. The last admission to the Royal Yacht on 24 December is 2:30pm.

Tickets & Prices

Prices (free audio guide in 30 languages included) Price
Adult £19.50
Student (with ID)** £13.50
Child (aged 5-17) £9.25
Child (under 5) FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £50.00
Armed Forces (available at the Ticket Desk)** £9.25


We recommend booking in advance. Any tickets purchased in person, please note you can pay via card or contactless only.

**Armed Forces (includes veterans and active duty members), student and carer tickets are only available at the ticket desk. They cannot be pre-booked, but are available on the day of visit.

 See our FAQ page for further details.

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. Awarded Tripadvisor's No.1 UK Luxury Hotel and No. 1 UK Small & Boutique Hotel 2024 and AA Hotel of the Year Scotland, the 22 luxurious cabins are inspired by its rich maritime heritage and are an indulgent experience like no other.

Fingal's Lighthouse Restaurant & 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, dinner and nautical-inspired Cocktails.

Located five minutes from Britannia, why not see for yourself why it is Tripadvisor's No.1 UK Luxury Hotel, No. 1 UK Small & Boutique Hotel 2024 and AA Hotel of the Year Scotland.