Royal Yacht Brittania
Pride of the Ocean Terminal in the port of Leith, Edinburgh's recently developed waterfront shopping and leisure area, is moored the famed Royal yacht, Britannia. Numerous illustrious passengers, including Sir Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela, have trod her decks, not to mention the British Royal family themselves. Now visitors can board this vessel on a self-guided audio tour, cruising through the fabulous state apartments to the crew's quarters, and even the gleaming, polished engine room. Most of the accoutrements on board are original, and there are some surprises too: like the Queen's bedroom and one of her shiny Rolls Royces. At the Visitor Centre you can learn about celebrity life on this luxury ship, and browse through the souvenir shop.
Address: Ocean Terminal, Leith
Telephone: (0)131 555 5566 (for pre-booking)
Transport: Within walking distance of Waverley rail station
Opening times: Open daily, from 10am to 3.30pm (January, February, March, November, December); 9.30am to 4pm (April, May, June, October); and from 9.30am to 4.30pm (July, August September)
Admission: £11.75 (adults), £7.50 (children 5-17). Other concessions are available, check the website for details