'Scotland’s best visitor attraction' (VisitScotland), 'Top Heritage Attraction in Edinburgh' (Lonely Planet). Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace for over 40 years. Berthed in Edinburgh, follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.
Britannia was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland, on 16 April 1953. For over 44 years the Royal Yacht served the Royal Family, traveling more than a million nautical miles to become one of the most famous ships in the world. To Her Majesty The Queen, Britannia provided the perfect Royal residence for glittering state visits, official receptions, Royal honeymoons and relaxing family holidays. For Great Britain, she was a majestic symbol of the Commonwealth and a proud ambassador generating billions of pounds in trade deals. For the Royal Family and 220 dedicated crew of Royal Yachtsmen, she was home. Today, Britannia is a five-star visitor attraction and exclusive evening events venue in Edinburgh.
Cost(s): Free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Attendance to this event is open to CIArb Members only and their guests, each member can bring one guest.