BAT­TLE­FIELD TOURS

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his­tory was in store in Ed­in­burgh, where fans of the Bri­tish monar­chy en­joyed an unmissable ex­cur­sion to the Royal Yacht Bri­tan­nia.

Hav­ing done duty as the Roy­als’ seago­ing palace for some 40 years, it is now per­ma­nently moored as a float­ing mu­seum at Ocean Ter­mi­nal in the Scot­tish cap­i­tal’s Leith area. It was a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into life at sea for the roy­als as we took a sneak peek into the Queen’s bed­room and the State Din­ing Room, as well as ad­mired the el­e­gant Rolls-Royce Phan­tom V state car used by the fam­ily in the 1960s.

Head­ing to our last port of call, we sailed down Eng­land’s east coast to France, drop­ping an­chor at Le Havre where we grabbed a taxi to Hon­fleur.

In this ridicu­lously pretty 17th cen­tury har­bour in Nor­mandy beloved by artists, lunch in one of its many su­perb fish restau­rants was sim­ply the per­fect way to round off our cruise be­fore sail­ing back to Southamp­ton.

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