Royal Yacht Britannia

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Launched from John Brown's Shipyard in Clydebank in 1953, the Royal Yacht carried the Queen and her family all over the world during 968 official voyages spanning 44 years. See where the Royal Family lived, worked and relaxed during those years, as well as the staff quarters and even the engine room. The State Dining Room is particularly impressive and it is easy to forget you are aboard a ship in the presence of such luxury. An audio handset guides you around the ship. Described by the BBC as \'Scotland\'s leading visitor-friendly attraction\". Oct - Mar: 10: 00 - 15:30 Apr - Sep: 9:30 - 16:30 (Closes 90 mins after last entry) Closed Christmas Day and New Year\'s Day. Adult: £9.00, Over 60: £7.00, Child (5-17) £5.00, Under 5: Free, Family Ticket (2+3): £25.00 Parking adjacent, gift shop, full disabled access, complimentary audio tour, children\'s handsets available

Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Terminal
City of Edinburgh
T 0131 555 5566
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The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.