The Royal Yacht Britannia Ticket Portal

FAQs / Help

Do I need to pre-book tickets?

Please book a timed ticket online to guarantee admission. 

How long can I stay?

Our tickets are sold by arrival times and once you are on board you can stay as long as you wish within our opening hours.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds are available up to 48 hours before your visit. Bookings can be moved free of charge. To request a refund please e-mail [email protected] with your order reference.

Can I change my date/time slot if I can no longer make it?

Yes, please call 0131 555 5566 or email [email protected]. Please note that calls are answered, and e-mails monitored Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.


How do I listen to your audio guide as I tour Britannia?

Tours are self-guided and include an audio tour available on your mobile or an audio handset which is included in the price of admission. 

Can I leave luggage somewhere while I take the tour?

Due to operating out of our temporary Ticket Centre, we are currently unable to store luggage.

Will the Royal Deck Tea Room, NAAFI and Gift Shop be open?

Our Tea Room, Gift Shop and NAAFI will be open.

Is Britannia accessible?

Britannia is highly accessible via a central lift. For further information please see our accessibility page where you can find our access statement.

Do you offer military discount?

We offer a discounted rate for armed forces. This is available from our ticket desk in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. 

Is there parking?

Visitors to Britannia should use the Ocean Terminal Car Park. Parking is free. There are accessible spaces and dedicated parent and child parking bays available.

Is there motorhome parking available?

There is no allocated motorhome parking, car parking is free and there is a multi-story car park. There are however, frequent bus and tram services to Ocean Terminal. 

When does the Yacht close and how long do I have after last admission?

We close 2 hours after the last 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.

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. 

How long is a typical tour of Britannia?

We recommend you allow 2 hours for your visit. Please allow longer if you wish to visit our stunning Royal Deck Tea Room

Can I bring my dog on board?

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs. It is not possible to bring other dogs into Ocean Terminal or on board Britannia. 

Can I take photographs on board?

You are welcome to take photographs on board. There are some great photo opportunities on the outer decks. 

Does Britannia have hotel accommodation?

There is no hotel accommodation on The Royal Yacht Britannia. Our sister ship, Fingal, offers 22 luxurious cabins, inspired by Fingal’s rich maritime heritage and named after Stevenson Lighthouses. Fingal Hotel is now permanently berthed just moments away from Britannia in the historic Port of Leith. Stay aboard and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience in The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar, serving Afternoon Tea, dinner and spectacular cocktails, open to overnight guests and non-residents.