Just two miles from Edinburgh’s city centre, head to the capital’s waterfront to explore five decks of HM The Queen’s former Royal Yacht. Visiting 135 countries on 968 state visits, Britannia was a Royal residence at sea for over 40 years. Now a five-star visitor attraction and rated Best UK Attraction (Which? Magazine) you too can visit the last British Royal Yacht and enjoy a great day out.
The setting for Royal honeymoons and family summer holidays to the Western Isles, Britannia was said by HM The Queen to be the ‘one place I can truly relax’. Go back in time to the 1950s to discover the country home feel of the State Apartments, as designed by Sir Hugh Casson with The Queen and Prince Philip. Follow in the footsteps of the iconic figures who were entertained aboard Britannia during sparkling state functions, from Nelson Mandela to Sir Winston Churchill.
A relaxing visit, each guest can listen to their complimentary audio guide on the handset or their mobile phone, which includes a children’s version, to discover stories of life on board at their own pace. Head below decks to see the Crew’s Quarters, home to 220 Royal Yachtsmen. Learn about day-to-day life for the men who kept Britannia ship shape, seeing their sleeping quarters as well as the working areas of the ship, from the Laundry to the gleaming Engine Room.
With views out to the Firth of Forth and Fife, the Royal Deck Tea Room is the perfect end to a visit. Choose from a menu of freshly baked cakes and scones, as well as soups and sandwiches, all made in the onboard Royal Galley.
WIN a chance to step aboard and make your own Britannia memories.
For the chance to win two tickets to visit and a Champagne lunch on board, simply answer the following question:
In what year did The Royal Yacht Britannia launch at Glasgow’s Clydebank?
Closing Date: 29th November 2021 at midnight