Britannia is the official headquarters of the Association of Royal Yachtsmen. An unforgettable attraction for visitors, as well as a prestigious evening events venue, Britannia is regarded as one of Edinburgh’s ‘must-see’ destinations. Once home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over one million miles around the world. Following The Yacht’s decommissioning in 1997, Britannia is now berthed in Edinburgh, where visitors can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Explore the Palace’s close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.
The history of this site dates back to 900BC, since when this extinct volcanic outcrop has seen the development of Edinburgh Castle from a small settlement to the magnificent defensive fortress that exists today. The castle is home to The Honours of Scotland (the oldest crown jewels in Europe), and The Stone of Destiny, and has several museums detailing the castle’s historical, cultural and military past.
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