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Osborne House

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Address: East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 200022
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Description: Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still...
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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A good day out

Visit the I.O.W then you must go to osborne house.there is so much to see the house and ground are great.take a picnic as it can cost you a bit on food and drink.make it an early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visit the I.O.W then you must go to osborne house.there is so much to see the house and ground are great.take a picnic as it can cost you a bit on food and drink.make it an early start as it can get busy

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sutton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow what a wonderful trip out would recommend ful of beautiful rooms , furniture, and many stories of the royal family of the time , wonderful chalet in grounds which belonged to the royal children along with their little veg patches really lovely day out would recommend

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

After an extensive tour of the main house, where there are three or four very recognisable items off the TV, and a stroll through the formal gardens, then there are many places to visit in the extensive grounds. To see absolutely everything, then it is necessary to be able to walk, but the main attractions are adequately covered by a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful house, well laid out and interesting on many levels. The Swiss cottage, and the bathing beach are well worth the walk down - or take the courtesy minibus if the walks too much. We had the advantage of good weather which made it even nicer. The formal gardens looked lovely and the walk through the parkland was very... More 

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Gloucestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had a splendid visit to Osborne: the Swiss Cottage, the walks and the beach were almost deserted on a beautiful April day which felt wonderfully tranquil. A picnic on the beach was the crowning glory.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The sun shone and the splendour of the house on arrival was excellent. The gardens are really magnificent and beautiful. The tour of the house was interesting but a little mote signage especially on the statues and paintings would improve the experience. Queen Victoria obviously thought it magnificent. For me I found some the ceilings not my choice but it... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can easily spend the whole day visiting the house, following with the vast garden, the beach, and hidden secrets as the ice room. Make sure it's a sunny day and allow for long walks, some resting on the grass or on a bench under a tree. Walk even more and you'll reach a private beach. Definitely a place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Isle of Wight falls into 2 categories for visitors. Osborne house and the rest! Osborne is THE stand out must visit. Everything in the house and on the estate is a feast for the eyes and mind. You could spend 3-4 hours in the house alone, where you are guided through by highly trained and very friendly guides. There... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Unless you buy the £5 guide book on top of the entrance fee, there is a lack of information available about the rooms and exhibits. Not even a map.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I went to see Osborne with the coach company I booked my holiday with. We arrived at 10.00a and left at 1.45p but a whole day is required to see everything. The house alone takes a good 3 hours if you want to linger and ponder over the many treasures.Though, without doubt it is a 'must' when visiting the Isle... More 

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