Milestone for Royal Yacht

Britannia welcomes her five millionth visitor

BritanniaThe Royal Yacht Britannia has received its five millionth visitor since opening in 1998, and is on track to have its most successful year.

The Queen’s former floating palace is one of the most famous ships in the world, sailing a million miles around the globe, on more than a thousand official visits during her 44 years in Royal service.

Berthed in the Port of Leith, Britannia is now a five-star visitor attraction and evening events venue.

For ten years’ running, Britannia has been officially pronounced as Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction by national tourism agency, VisitScotland.

It welcomed 308,906 visitors in 2015, its most successful year since opening.

The ship is owned and managed by a wholly self-financing charitable trust. 

Bob Downie, chief executive said: “We are all extremely proud of Britannia’s success as a visitor attraction since ‘retiring’ from active service, which is testament to those who built her, those who served aboard, and those who now lovingly care for the former Royal Yacht.” 


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