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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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Amazing ice cream when we got to the beach

The house was interesting but quite full with visitors. We took our picnic (for extended family) down to Swiss Cottage and found it was quite a way to carry everything - just over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The house was interesting but quite full with visitors. We took our picnic (for extended family) down to Swiss Cottage and found it was quite a way to carry everything - just over a kilometre. Picnic was enjoyed on grass close to a tea room - we asked if it was OK to eat our own food and there was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Osborne House during a fabulous week's holiday on the Isle of Wight. The weather was perfect to complement our visit. The interior of the house is wonderful, very family and children orientated. The furnishings and decorations are not over the top and pompous, but subtle and completed with taste. Lots of family portraits and photographs are to be... More 

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The children and I visited the beach, while hubby visited the house. We arrived at 3:30 pm and the docents tired and a bit snappy (No photos, cell phones OFF, etc). Standard requests, but made in a short manner. Beach was lovely, but I thought I remembered it as a sandy beach when we visited in 2013. It is mostly... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing place to visit, access was easy and staff very helpful. The Swiss Chalet was amazing with a pleasant walk down to the beach for an ice cream and cup of tea.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is such a great place to visit. The house is wonderful and very interesting to walk around. The gardens are beautiful. You then have the childrens play cabin, and you can walk down to a sheltered beach as well. The tea rooms in the garden are wonderful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The house is spectacular and the grounds amazing. There's plenty to explore inside and out. Perfect for all ages. We've been a few times and go every time we visit the island. It's a full day out for us and we love the history of the house and how impressive it is too. We then eat there, walk to the... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Queen Victoria's holiday home is British History brought to life.The house and gardens are fantastic, the walk down to the private beach is well worth the effort to sit with an ice cream and watch the boats go by. The only downside is the price it is quite expensive. We ordered our tickets from Red Funnel before we arrived and... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Made a mistake visited on a rainy day there is more to see than the house which we did not see due to weather. Tip if using sat nav to get there ignore direction to go into moons road this is unmade road with massive pot holes location told me they get people who get stuck. The house is splendid... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit here. Helped by good weather but a beautiful building and gardens with a fascinating history and perspective. Cream tea not great but otherwise excellent.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful house to visit. It's beautiful to look at, its grounds are glorious and the history attached to it is the icing on the cake. There are several staff members positioned within the house who make sure you are going the right way and seeing everything that you should. They seemed very friendly and knowledgeable. We walked... More 

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Additional Information about Osborne House

Address: Address: East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 200022
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  East Cowes
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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