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The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Relive the opulence and splendour on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Britannia, the iconic Royal Yacht, holds a significant place in British maritime history. Constructed at the renowned John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland, it was launched on 16 April 1953.

This majestic vessel served the Royal Family for an impressive span of 44 years. During which it traversed over a million nautical miles, gaining worldwide recognition and admiration. For Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia served as a luxurious floating residence, hosting grand state visits, official receptions, and even Royal honeymoons.

It also provided a serene setting for the Royal Family’s leisurely vacations. The yacht’s presence symbolized the unity and strength of the Commonwealth, playing a vital role as a proud ambassador that generated billions of pounds in trade deals for Great Britain. Beyond its regal purpose, Britannia also became a cherished home for the Royal Family and the dedicated crew of 220 Royal Yachtsmen. It fostered a sense of belonging and camaraderie amidst their demanding and prestigious roles.

Today, Britannia stands as a top-rated visitor attraction and an exclusive venue for evening events in Edinburgh, offering visitors a glimpse into the opulent world of British royalty and the rich maritime heritage of the nation.

Fancy a visit? Get 10% off tickets when you buy a Three Bridges cruise ticket,

Get 10% off Royal Yacht Britannia Tickets

Get 10% off Royal Yacht Britannia Tickets

10% off admission for up to 4 people. Enter code 4199 online at the checkout stage on the Britannia website ( and bring along the discount voucher from Forth Boat Tours on the day.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, gift tickets or family tickets. One code per transaction. No cash alternative. Valid until 31 December 2024.