Britannia Disabled Access Day

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Britannia Disabled Access Day

The Royal Yacht Britannia is helping to lead the way in Accessible Tourism, by taking part in Disabled Access Day for the second year running.

Over 250 companies and venues, across eleven countries, have pledged their support for Disabled Access Day on 12 March 2016, an initiative that aims to encourage disabled people, their friends and families to get out and about and visit somewhere new together.

The Queen’s former floating palace, The Royal Yacht Britannia, permanently moored in Edinburgh, is one of the UK’s Top 3 Attractions (TripAdvisor) and Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 10 years’ running (VisitScotland), as well as an exclusive evening events venue. Britannia’s tour of 5 decks is accessible for wheelchair users, with lifts and ramps throughout, and is classed as Category 1, the highest level for wheelchair access, without assistance, by VisitScotland.

On Disabled Access Day, visitors to The Royal Yacht will be able to take advantage of a 20% discount on admission, to be downloaded from Britannia’swebsite, and carers go free.

Chief Executive of The Royal Yacht Britannia, Bob Downie said, “As Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 10 years’ running, delivering excellent customer service is at the heart of everything we do and is driven by the ambition to provide the highest possible standards of customer experience to everyone, regardless of age or ability.”  

The latest development for 2016 is the creation of a tour for those with Autism and Learning Disabilities and Britannia is currently working with a specialist consultant on aids which can be used, prior to visiting, and also when on board. 

Other Edinburgh attractions taking part on the day include the National Galleries of Scotland, Camera Obscura and the National Museum of Scotland.

For more information and for a full list of partners, locations and events, visit