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Osborne House

Address: East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 200022
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in East Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still retains many of the royal...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I live on the island and have been to Osborne House before and continue to enjoy this great historic former home that gives a fantastic insight into the life of Queen Victoria and her family. The staff provide an informative and enjoyable experience and there is the chance to enjoy the splendour of the grounds and the private beach that... More 

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Freshwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have visited many times as we live on the Island and are English Heritage members. The house is stunning and the grounds are wonderful. You could easily fill almost a whole day in around the house and grounds in the summer with a picnic. We often pay a short visit just to walk down to the beach cafe for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fantastic historical building kept in prestine condition with an ability to learn So much about our English history. Would be nice to see some themed evenings or more public events there not just the concert they have every year... Which is great by the way!

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Living locally we can maximise our membership with leisurely walk to the beach cafe and sit and watch the world go by.In addition there are the attractions of Swiss Cottage and the House itself as well as the friendly staff offering their advice and samples of quality products.

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Sutton Courtenay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A lovely house to visit,lots to see from the art work,furniture,to the well set out gardens.Even in the Autum the garden still had lots to look at,from the leaves in full couler,to the berrys on the bushes.Fushia still in bloom giving the garden very late winter couler. Tha bathing house was very nice,gave insight to Victorias life here with her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a classic and iconic royal stately home that didn’t disappoint. It’s a great glimpse into the lives of Victoria and Albert: from the civic, through the domestic, to the outright weird (such as the creepy Horn Room, where visitors had to wait sitting on furniture made largely of the spiky bits of dead animals). The style variation is... More 

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were given a tour of the House and private apartments, John our guide was brilliant and we loved the Christmas Decorations

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Southbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Beautiful house guided with humour and grace. Bit too much about Xmas trees for my taste. Tour should be much loger to take in all there is to see. I would have bought the latest book about Queen Victoria but they didn't have it. Bookshoop badly stocked in general.

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Somerset UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Spent a day at Osborne House at New Year 2014 and took the guided tour around the house. A fascinating insight as to how Queen Victoria spent her time at Osborne. The haouse is very interesting with many artefacts from that time. In addition there are walks around the grounds and you can see the seaside retreat complete with bathing... More 

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herne bay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited Osborne house on a very rainy day in January. As members of English heritage we did not pay on this occasion but would have been disappointed if we had given that most of the attraction was closed. The glasshouse was closed due to a heating fault, the beach cafe and toilets were closed as was the bathing machine... More 

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