… well one can wish!
One of the highlights of our Edinburgh holiday was a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, now decommissioned and moored in Leith to the north side of the city. It’s £12 pp but look out for discounts and we thought it was worth every penny.
Sadly you can’t stand on the quayside to get a great photo of her in her entirety!
We spent four hours or more on board exploring the five decks that we had access to and the free guide is worth listening to.
We said “wow” when we walked into the State Dining Room:
You can also view the Queen’s bedroom and office:
We enjoyed tea and smoked salmon sandwiches on the top deck which has been converted into a restaurant with lovely views across the Firth of Forth.
For those of you who are more interested in life below decks, there is access to crew quarters including four separate bars! The sleeping quarters show the status of rank and viewing access is provided to other areas such as the laundry and the gleaming engine room:
Did you know …. at one time they even sailed with their very own Rolls Royce which is still on- board.
The cost of the ticket also gives you free access for the rest of the year so at only a two hour drive from home we’ll definitely be back in the summer.