I went for a week to Isle of Wight and an excursion to Osborne House was included.
The house is huge and has some lovely rooms. There are many stairs to climb, however there is a lift for those that cannot manage the stairs.
Some of the chandeliers were huge. Don't think I have a favourite room, though was excited to go down the stairs to where the servants shall have worked very hard.
The room where Queen Victoria died still has the bed in which she died. It was all very interesting. There were information boards in every room.
It was very hot the day I visited so found myself rushing round the house. Photos cannot be taken in the house, however the gift shop sells a booklet with pictures in as well as information.
The grounds were immaculately kept, there were some plants for sale near the gift shop, I would have liked to have bought some but being on a coach would have been difficult.
Queen Victorias private beach can be reached by either walking or catch a mini bus from the house. I caught the mini bus going. There are a couple of wooden benches where it has a little board saying mini bus stop.
Once at the beach there is like a cricket pavilion, it's a cafe, sells tea, biscuits, cakes and ice cream. Toilets are in there too.
There are deck chairs so you can sit and sunbathe. There's also the beach hut machine there, that Queen Victoria used to change in. Though the door was shut, there is suppose to be a toilet in it too.
After refreshments (which are not cheap) I decided to walk back to the house. Missing the Swiss Cottage out as too the Ice house.
I would take a picnic and drinks as this would be better then paying for the expensive food and drink.
In the gift shop there are jams/chutneys/wines/gifts and toys.
I can see why Queen Victoria and Prince Albert holidayed there. It's lovely.
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