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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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An informative and enjoyable day out worth every penny

We travelled to the Isle of Wight as part of a day visit organised by Discover Dorset Tours. Despite the gloomy weather we found the visit to Needles breathtaking, exploring the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My partner and I both visited Osborne House back in August; we have been here on numerous occasions and make a point of re-visiting just for the gardens and beach. The entrance fee is quite extortionate at £14.30pp; there is also the hard sell when you step into the shop entrance by English Heritage to sell you their membership, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We travelled to the Isle of Wight as part of a day visit organised by Discover Dorset Tours. Despite the gloomy weather we found the visit to Needles breathtaking, exploring the model village at Godshill enjoyable and the afternoon at Osborne House, for which the sun fortunately came out, fascinating. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the rooms were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Plenty of free parking and an excellent cafe at the entrance. The grounds are extensive so good for walks including the walled garden and the long avenues. The beach access improves the visit as does the improved Swiss Cottage and tearoom. The house itself is well worth seeing, giving a good insight into daily life when the house was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Despite very mixed weather, we had a superb visit to Osborne House. It was full of interesting details and fascinating facts. The tour is self-guided and allows the visitor a peek into Victoria and Albert's private life. The Swiss Cottage and Museum are worth walking down to, where you can see the activities the children of V&A undertook. And it... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The staff were fantastic and couldn't have made my mother-in-law and her wheelchair more welcome. They were friendly and knowledgeable, speaking about the house with enthusiasm and passion! They were always onhand to make our visit feel really special. The attraction itself was wonderfully cared for and presented. A truly delightful day out.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On a rather showery day a visit to Osborne House, Swiss Cottage and Beach really brightened our day. To see the desks that Victoria and Albert worked at, the nursery that all their children played, eat and slept in, the bed that she died in all bring her to life. The stunning yellow room was totally amazing. The Swiss Cottage... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Despite visiting on a truly ghastly day Osborne was able to lift my spirits. It is a stunning house set in beautiful grounds. Despite it being the summer holidays it was not over crowed and you did not feel hurried at all. Even though it was raining I was determined to visit the beach and the Swiss cottage nearby. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The house is wonderfully restored. There is an array of excellent paintings from the 17th century mostly bought personally by queen Victoria and price Albert - a delight. The Swiss Cottage is charming and a monument for their beloved children's early life of happiness. An old fashioned type beach front which is ok for a paddle or if brave a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The house itself is very interesting and the staff/volunteers dotted around are very friendly. However the value for the expensive tickets also comes from walking & seeing all that the grounds have to offer. The walled garden is amazing. The beach area is very pretty, views are lovely and the Punch & Judy show & skittles add to the very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went on a soaking wet day but found much to interest a 10 year old girl and 2year old . boy both in the house, Swiss cottage and outdoors. The minibus was a great help getting us to the beach. Well worth a whole day's outing.

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