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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The house and grounds are stunning and well kept the house is full of great little treasures but no information about those treasures overall I felt the places lacked information points with out buying the £4.90 guide book which after £13.90 to enter I felt was a bit much

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of the main reasons we visited the Isle of Wight and we were not disappointed. The House was magnificent, Swiss Cottage informative and the bathing hut quaint. The attractions are well spaced out with a lot of walking involved but there is a small bus if you prefer to ride. We expected to spend a few hours but were... More

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Walton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Educational to see how the Royals lived in the past. Overwelming statues, decorations etc in the house. Lots of stairs to climb and also to descend so be aware if you are not all that mobile it could be a challenge. Gardens are absolutely splendid. A thank you for the courtesey bus driver who was a fountain of knowledge and... More

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Essex, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were only staying in the Isle of White for a few days, and wanted to see as much as we could. Osborne House was on our list for the morning, but there was so much to see we stayed all day.The house itself was of immense historical interest and the grounds were magnificent. The staff were most knowledgeable and... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having lived on the Isle of Wight for some years we have visited Osborne House a few times. I have never before thought of reviewing it as I have taken for granted travellers would know it is such a wonderful place to visit. When the beach was opened a couple of years ago I was determined to revisit Osborne. Every... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful snapshot of royal family life in victorian times, This house is so interesting and the grounds are beautiful. Be warned you do need a full day there to appreciate it all. another point people might want to consider is that if you are asked if you want to Gift Aid your admission the cost increases!

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

room assistants very knowledgable and helpful and baby friendly free mini buses to the beach and swiss cottage loved the grounds take a picnic and wander the grounds its a day out if the weather is good and a chance to see red squirrels think its a shame the fruit and veg in the walled garden seems to be grown... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Osborne House really interesting with friendly and helpful room assistants. Lovely grounds. Minibus service to and from the Swiss Chalet and the beach where there is an ice cream café and deckchairs on the grass. The café at the Swiss Chalet, however, is not great and there were no sandwiches out on display. It's worth joining English Heritage to visit... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had a wonderful day at Osborne House. Lots to see and do with plenty of walking! The house is great your guided round and so there's no banging into people and you get to see all the sights of the house. The guides are really helpful and full of knowledge. The grounds are beautiful and the walk to the Swiss... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Although a little expensive its well worth the money even has a its own private little beach. The grounds are large enough to spend a day walking around with well placed cafes and rest stops. The house is impressive aswell as the rest of the ground and are well maintained. Lots to do with kids in the holidays

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