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Rule Britannia! the royal yacht attracts record-breaking visitor numbers in 2018

Posted: 10th January 2019

-2018 was the busiest year ever with 390,848 visitors


-Over 6 million visitors since opening in 1998

-Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 12 years­ running

2018 marked the most successful year for The Royal Yacht Britannia since opening in October 1998, with 390,848 people stepping on board to experience Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace.

Renowned for its commitment to delivering outstanding customer experiences, the five-star visitor attraction and exclusive evening events venue based in Leith, Edinburgh, is also celebrating welcoming over 6,000,000 visitors during the past 20 years.

Britannia, owned and cared for by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, is one of the most famous ships in the world, sailing a million miles around the globe, on a thousand official visits, during her 44 years in Royal service.

Bob Downie, Chief Executive of The Royal Yacht Britannia, is very proud of Britannia’s successes, commenting: “To have our busiest year ever, some twenty years since first opening, is a real testament to the outstanding work that our staff do to ensure that all our visitors have a great experience and then recommend us to their friends and family”.




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