The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh has been voted the UK’s number 1 attraction by Trip Advisor. How lucky then that it’s nearly on my doorstep! But with it being so close how weird is it that I’ve never been before? Last weekend I decided to remedy that fact while I was in Edinburgh and having survived the morning fighting my way through crowds of determined christmas shoppers on a mission I escaped intact and hot-footed down to Ocean Terminal for what was to be a relaxing glimpse into how the other half live.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, built in 1952 to be used by the Royal family, has sailed 1,087,623 nautical miles around the world on 989 official visits to 135 countries. It was built by John Brown and Company in Clydebank and stands at 126 metres long and 37 meters tall