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Britannia Celebrates Best Year Ever Since Opening 20 Years Ago

Posted: 5th January 2018

AA Group Shot 2As The Royal Yacht Britannia, in Edinburgh, prepares to mark 20 years since opening its doors to the public in 1998, the team is also celebrating a remarkable achievement, ending 2017 with a phenomenal 390,482 visitors, the highest number of visitors ever recorded.

This also represents a 12% year-on-year increase on 2016.

Commenting on this success, Chief Executive of The Royal Yacht Britannia, Bob Downie said, “2017 was a phenomenally busy year and it’s a great tribute to the professionalism of our staff that we also retained our position as Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for a record 12th year in a row.”

2018 is due to be another landmark year for the famous ship, marking 20 years since opening its doors as a visitor attraction in Edinburgh, together with the opening of Fingal in summer, a major £3.5million luxury floating hotel and events venue by Britannia’s trading company, Royal Yacht Enterprises.

Bob continued, “This success could not have come at a better time, as we look forward to the launch of our new 23-bedroom luxury hotel accommodation and unique events venue, on the former Northern Lighthouse Board tender, Fingal, opening in the summer of 2018.”

Bob and his team at Britannia are wholly committed to providing an exceptional customer experience for visitors and delivering great value for time and money, as demonstrated by the very high percentage of Excellent Reviews on TripAdvisor. To date, over 5.6 million people from across the world have had the opportunity to experience the five star visitor attraction.

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