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Osborne House

East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in East Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still retains many of the royal couple's possessions, art work and photographs.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed spending time in Osborne house. It was a lovely day. The staff were very helpful. It is expensive but we spent hours there having cream tea in a delightful room.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

First thing to say is that the House is 5 minutes drive from the Southampton ferry, so we stopped before heading to our resort. The bad news was, it was lunchtime and the cafe staff were overwhelmed. I think the rain did not help. Anyway, we sorted that and went to the House itself. I agree it is a bit... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This beautiful building is best seen in sunshine as part of its charm are the exquisite gardens and Queen Victoria's beach and the Swiss Cottage which are all a bit inaccessible in bad weather. A visit to the house alone is just one small part of the story.

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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I last went to Osborne House as a child some 40+ years ago and returned now with my own young family (4/8/11/12). We didn't have time to tour the House but found ample delight in the grounds. It had been a rainy day so we snacked before we arrived but it would have been perfect for a picnic.The kids loved... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well when I went to osbourne house I felt like royalty the arcitecture and sheer size of the place was jaw dropping and the historic artifacts were truley wonderfully some of them were over 2000 years old and still managed to look like they were made yestaday the detail that went into to the decor of the house and the... More

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LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A brilliant attraction...as usual English Heritage charge a fortune to get in and then you have to pay even more for a guide book or you are not allowed to know what you are looking at ! Talk about Greed ! A good day out but expensive !

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

There is loads to see and do at Osborne so I would recommend spending at least 2 hours to enjoy it to its potential. The house is fascinating and and gives you a real insight into Queen Victoria's family life. There is an interesting display upstairs about Victoria's children's marriages and how this affected the royal families of Europe. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I often go to Osborne House so bought membership. It really is lovely and I thoroughly enjoy walking through the grounds to the beach. Solent Go is great because it will now save on the hovercraft so all we need now is a saving on the bus fair. It really is peaceful at Osborne House after the constant noise of... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My partner and me have just returned home from a wonderful weeks holiday on the IOW, Osborne House was one of the stops. Osborne House is a must for any visitor with a keen interest in history, commissioned by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, Osborne House was the family holiday home for many years, a lot of the rooms are... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We all greatly enjoyed our tour of the house and grounds, and, as English Heritage members, it was excellent value. I find EH properties to be less forthcoming than National Trust with information as one goes round, and was glad I'd bought the guide-book (something I rarely do!) The visit was particularly relevant for myself and one daughter as we'd... More

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