The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia launched on the Clyde in 1953 is newly berthed alongside Ocean Terminal in the historic port of Leith only two miles from Edinburgh’s Centre. This is a five star attraction with a host of awards. Your tour starts at the Visitor Centre within Ocean Terminal. Here the highlights include the original wheelhouse and photographs of the Royal Family on Britannia.

Once on board, take an audio tour of five decks; see the bridge, Admiral’s cabin, sun lounge, staff dining and drawing rooms, the Royal bedrooms and the engine room.

Newly opened are the Royal Marines barracks. The laundry, the sick bay and further areas. A visit lasts about ninety minutes. Not so long ago, Lieth was one of the busiest ports on Britain’s Eastern seaboard. Today its streets are lined with handsome commercial buildings that were once occupied by shipping and insurance agents, chandlery warehouses and grain merchants.

Not far from Ocean Terminal, on Bangor Road, James Pringle weavers of Lieth Mills offers complete shopping, tartans and tweeds, knitwear, cashmere and a choice of quality gifts. You’ll find whiskey and golf shops, a country store, the Harbor Restaurant, and more.

Discover your own Scottish heritage at the Clan Tartan Centre; take home an authenticated clan certificate.