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Osborne House

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“queen victoria”(903 reviews)
Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still retains a large collection of the royal couple's possessions, art work and photographs. Also home to the Swiss Cottage for Victoria's children, and the private beach and bathing...more
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York Ave, East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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All reviews swiss cottage private beach queen victoria english heritage walled garden isle of wight bathing hut well worth a visit holiday home free bus formal gardens grounds are beautiful prince albert guide book an ice cream beach cafe stately home
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My visit was an early spring one, but still there was plenty to see. The house is absolutely marvelous and full of interesting history. Outdoor areas might look better a bit later in the spring but still there was plenty of nice grounds to see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TrailBlazer101942
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been to the house and grounds for many visit, English heritage have expanded many events so there's lots to see. Opening up the Beach hut venue a nice place for coffee or Ice cream all on the waters edge. Spend the day large carpark and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a magnificent experience and if we lived near by we would definitely join. The house was interesting and staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The walks down to the Swiss Cottage was framed by beautifully well maintained gardens and spring flowers. The rroute to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank susanK7551SV
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit! You could easily spend a whole day here on the grounds. Amazing views and grounds to walk around. The house is stunning too with so much history in it. Lovely walk down to the private beach which has a cafe there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WightCard
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting house but found the ground and beach more interesting. Out of season the restaurant is closed but you do get cheaper admission

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tracymG9224LS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't stay on I.O.W without visiting Osborne.(Some don't!) Not all the house is open but the rooms which are shed light on Victoria and Albert's's family life in vivd detail. The Durbar room is fantastic The grounds are beautiful, alto the red squirrels were a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Companion817228
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out, you can actually imagine Victoria and Albert staying here. The house is amazing with very knowledgeable guides. Gardens are also worth visiting. There is a walk down to Victorias private beach. A minibus is available, there’s a small beach hut which sells...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsPK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited Osborne House this week. The house is stunninv and well worth a visit if you are into the royal family. The views and gardens are second to none.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KW79200915
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Osborne House. There were some beautiful rooms especially the ceilings which were highly decorative. Lots of sculptures around the place. It is well kept and the volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history of the house. There are quite a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank irenel425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Osborne House for the first time yesterday but didn't have enough time to experience all it has to offer. Although being decorated, the sheer magnificence of the House was evident. Unfortunately that was all I could fit in in the time available but was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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10 March 2019|
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Response from Michael71042 | Reviewed this property |
We were on the last day of a five day coach trip to the iOW. We arrived at Osborne House about 11 am and left about 3.30pm. Just about enough time to see the house and gardens and walk down to the sea and back. Well... More
13 January 2019|
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Response from PaulMCol | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but I would have thought so.
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14 October 2018|
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Response from MidwifeSharan | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 hours but you can make it as long as you like. That doesn’t include the gardens