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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, Landmarks
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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit ,lots of lovely walks ,small beach for picnicing ,very interesting look back at queen Victoria life,even better value if your a member of English hertiage cos it free.A very pleasant afternoon ,even our 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed it,has a play area and a very interesting Swiss cottage where the royal children played

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Called here as part of the itinerary on an Ellen Smith Coach tour, we got 3 hours here and managed to get the official tour in but nowhere near enough time to take in all that this fabulous place has to offer! We plan to go back next year and devote more time to explore! We loved every minute of... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I thought this was a great venue, a true part if history. Very moving and interesting. I have been here before but it is well worth a second visit.

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Bromley
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14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Most people probably know that Queen Victoria used to live there, but there is a lot more to the house than that. On arrival, there is a large free car park, a large shop and café at the entrance, and then you are in to the grounds themselves. The house is in easy walking distance for most people, and features... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A stunning house I a good location. interesting talks from the staff who were very informative. Impressed with the attention given to the elderly and disabled. nothing was too much trouble. Long walk to the beach use the free transport if you are unable to walk for longer than 20 min. Very nice gift shop.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very interesting place to visit. A must for anyone with interest in Victorian history. Well kept. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Great gardens/grounds. Good quality gifts in the shop and good food. Web enjoyed the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our trip to Osborne House was on a rainy November day, but with the Knowledge of our guide Julie it was one of the most interesting and informative guided tours I have experienced. The house has so many personal touches and you definitely feel that it was a home not just a house, then when you think it was the... More

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went with three generations of our family and there was something for everyone. My son is far from keen on gardening but even he was impressed with the gardens and grounds! The place is a living history book and it was fascinating to learn more about Queen Victoria and her family. The building itself was breathtaking. The staff were... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We called in on the way back to the ferry. It is a delightful house and gardens. We were shown around by a very informative guide who made the house and history of tge house and royal family 'come alive'. We would have liked to stay longer to explore the beautiful gardens but unfortunately didn't have enough time. We will... More

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A must do trip if you are visiting the Island.Quite expensive as a one off visit but good value if you are an English Heritage member.The house and grounds are beautiful as well as the private beach which can be accessed by both foot and a bus as quite a steep walk back up!

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