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Royal Yacht Britannia

No trip to Scotland’s capital city is complete without a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia. If you’re driving, free parking is available at the multi-storey Blue Car Park at Ocean Village, but a motorhome-friendly outdoor alternative is available just to the left of the car park entrance. 

Free headsets are available for self-conducted audio tours, or you can scan a QR code to listen to the tour on your own mobile device and headphones. A lift offers access between all decks, and wheelchair users can access most parts of the ship. 

How wonderful it was to be transported back to an age of modest elegance and style. The Royal apartments are far from opulent; they are understated and homely. In complete contrast, the communal accommodation of the petty officers and ‘Yotties’ on the lower decks is rudimentary and cramped.

It took well over two hours to make my way around, although this did include a half hour’s break for tea and cake in the fancy Royal Tea Room. 

Aside from the glamour, it’s clear to see just how hard the Britannia worked for her country, just like the sharp-witted monarch for whom she was a floating home-from-home.

Club members qualify for a 10% discount on the entry fee for up to five people. Find out more about Royal Yacht Britannia and how you can save money on other Heritage Days Out near Club sites in our Great Savings Guide here.

Nearest Club site: Edinburgh

Address: Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.

Information: royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

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