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Great for Victorian history enthusiasts

Lots of information about Queen Victoria and her family provided in various displays. Very helpful... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
A lovely way to spend a couple of hours...

Beautiful location for the church frequented by Queen Victoria and her family when they were at... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Lots of information about Queen Victoria and her family provided in various displays. Very helpful volunteer guide - Chris - who showed us the grave of Prince Philip's grandparents. Visit somewhat marred by another volunteer speaking sharply to our 8 year old grandson who was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

This church is only open on certain mornings during the week so we were only able to look at the exterior. The building, which Prince Albert is alleged to have helped to design, is quirky with a central crossing tower. In the churchyard there are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location for the church frequented by Queen Victoria and her family when they were at Osbourne House. It's a lovely church and staff are on hand to answer your questions about the Royal Family and the Mountbatten clan. Excellent great value cafe. Watch for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

A wonderful church which Queen Victoria use to use, not many visitors visit as it’s not advertised or known about. It’s not that far from Osborne house. Well worth visiting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shorthaul2015
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited St Mildreds Church in Whippingham whilst on route from East Cowes to Arreton on a late Saturday afternoon. We were looking forward to looking inside this church with its royal connections to Queen Victoria who used it together with members of her family...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We attended the 11.15 eucharist- car park had disabled parking with a short distance to the church. This was accessed via a permanent ramp- wise to have help as there are 2 small steps- no more than 2 inches, but hinders pushing yourself. Once in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Visited not simply because of the Royal connections but because of a fascination with churches.mmthe stewards were very helpful, extremely engaging, and a delight to talk with. Very knowledgable about their church and it's history. It was a great visit and very worthwhile. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stuartonthemove
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Dedicated to St Mildred, Whippingham Parish Church is just down the road from Osborne House in East Cowes. It is well known as Queen Victoria's local parish church and the parish has created an interesting display of photos and memorabilia to help the visitor understand...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Philmex1
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The volunteers really made this visit. Their enthusiasm for their church was infectious. The information that volunteers shared was a million times better than any guide book. The graveyard is very tranquil and a great place for quiet contemplation. It did take a bit of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tracey K
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely church, well worth a visit. Free parking next door. The church is staffed by friendly and informative volunteers. It is the last resting place of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice. There are lots of historical photos displayed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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30 December 2017|
Response from biggavski | Reviewed this property |
hi , if my memory serves me right I would say yes as I believe it had a small ramp , but suggest to confirm with the church visitor centre ( there is a centre 20ft away ) St James Church: PO32 6RL| St Mildreds Church: PO32... More
25 May 2017|
Response from X4102CTjohnf | Reviewed this property |
I would of thought so closes at 4pm