The Royal Yacht Britannia The Royal Yacht Britannia

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ, United Kingdom | 0131 555 5566 | Website

Venue Description

Experience the Best UK Attraction (Which? Magazine). The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to some of the world’s most famous people, but above all was home for the British Royal Family for over 40 years. Now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, you can discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences. Explore all five decks (with both lift and stair access) of this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour, available in 30 different languages. Also available in BSL Tablet and Braille Script as well as on British and American Sign Language tablets. You can enjoy stunning waterfront views in the Royal Deck Tea Room, which also has it's own lift access.


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. We have an audio handset tour in English, a printed version and Braille. For those with learning difficulties we also have an audio handset tour, available in English. 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. Tablets are available with the Britannia tour in British and American Sign Language. The audio tour, tablets and scripts can be requested at the Handset Desk before you go on board the ship. Assistance dogs are welcomed on board. Find out more about visiting on The Royal Yacht Britannia website.

Accessibility Guide

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Awards List

GTBS - Gold VisitScotland - 5 Star Visitor Attraction Best UK Attraction (Which? Magazine 2020 & 2021)


There are toilets situated aboard 4 decks as well as in our Visitor Centre. Measurements are as follows: Visitor Centre Door width: 900mm Distance from seat: 1500mm Seat height: 465mm Tea Room Door width: 1000mm Distance from seat: 1200mm Seat height: 465mm Sailing Exhibition Door width: 860mm Distance from seat: 1000mm Seat height: 490mm Gold level Door width: 800mm Distance from seat: 1200mm Seat height: 560mm Grey level Door width: 800mm Distance from seat: 1400mm Seat height: 510mm Please note, there is a slight slope in this toilet, due to the camber.


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COVID Precautions

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When you visit, you can be confident that we are fully adhering to all the published guidelines, and more, as our standards are already incredibly high, and carried out with passion and precision by our dedicated staff. The safety of you and our staff is our overriding priority. Our plan has been created so that it's flexible and we're ready to adapt it if the need arises. Be assured that everything will be taken care of, so all you have to do is have a great day out!

Assistance dog facilities

Other assistance dog facilities

We have dog water bowls located in the Visitor Centre, by our Reception desk and outside by the Royal Barge, next to the statue of a Former Royal Yachtsman. Should your dog require the toilet, please ask a member of our team who will be happy to escort you to our onboard facilities.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Braille
  • Sign Language
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Read
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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