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Record results for The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA

The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA

The Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, Edinburgh, is reporting its most successful year since opening 18 years ago, ending 2016 with a grand total of 348,272 visitors which represents 12.7% growth on the previous year.

There has in fact been a period of continuous growth at Britannia in recent years, resulting in a massive increase of 41.7% since 2010. Britannia is renowned for providing the highest standards of visitor experience.

These record results at the end of 2016 coincide with the announcement that this ‘jewel in the crown’ of Scottish tourism has also been pronounced Scotland’s Best Attraction, by national tourism agency VisitScotland, for the 11th year running.  

Visitors travel from across the world to visit this iconic yacht, Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace, and experience the highest standards of customer service. Britannia offers the warmest welcome for all visitors, and has also been rated as one of Scotland’s most accessible attractions. There is full access to all 5 decks of the ship for wheelchairs and buggies, as well as free audio guides in 30 languages, available in Basic English, Children’s Tour, Braille and British Sign Language.  

Delighted with these newly announced results, Britannia’s Chief Executive, Bob Downie commented, “From day one, it has been our mission to make Britannia a destination of first choice for a high quality, value for money and memorable experience, delivered by skilled and passionate people, so to produce record visitor numbers 18 years after first opening is an amazing achievement and a real tribute to our great staff”.

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