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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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Beautiful House, Gardens & Beach...Stuffy Staff

Apart from the two ladies in the Beach Café who were welcoming, very pleasant & friendly, and the man in the Swiss Cottage who made eye contact & issued a greeting & encourage one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Apart from the two ladies in the Beach Café who were welcoming, very pleasant & friendly, and the man in the Swiss Cottage who made eye contact & issued a greeting & encourage one to engage, I must say I found the staff stuffy to say the least. Yes this building may hold the National Collection of Queen Victoria's artefacts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Arrived on a Windows wet day but enjoyed the house and the sun came out so we enjoyed the grounds as well. This was a solo trip for me but took in 25 children and 5 teachers they all enjoyed

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Hawes, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The whole tour is entrancing with so much of the original furnishing, fittings and ornaments displayed as they would have been when the Royal couple lived there. Replacements are perfect replicas of the originals and the overall experience is unique.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I've visited numerous Stately homes and castles but this is by far my favourite. It is a Mediterranean style palace on the stunning Solent coastline that oozes the opulence and grandeur of one the UK's most celebrated monarchs, but you can feel the love and strong sense of family as you walk through the many corridors and awe-inspiring rooms. You... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit to see some recent history and how the other half lived. Queen Victoria's bathing hut was particularly interesting. Food is available but a bit on the privy side but of excellent quality. Overall a good half days visit.

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Southampton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Spent a whole sunny day here. The gardens are beautiful and a photographer's paradise. Walked down through the grounds to the private beach where Queen Victoria's bathing machine is on display. Enjoyed an ice cream, sitting in the sun watching the yachts on the Solent. From the official photographs it looks as if the Royal Family and their children really... More 

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Brighton
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The house is set in some lovely grounds. The day we went 'Queen Victoria and Prince Albert' were walking around in the grounds and there was a fun fair going on around us. There were refreshment tents, sales tents for preserves, souvenirs and plants as well as Victorian side shows. The afternoon was very enjoyable. We looked inside the house... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really surprising how many items in this beautiful house, gardens were immaculately kept and the beach is stunning with the old bathing hut! Have to say the queens bedroom and kids bedroom had a real feeling of eeriness but still fascinating! Te dining room is amazing this is great for a day out even if your not in to history

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

An excellent day out, has beach, wonderful house, lovely grounds, museum, would recommend everyone to go.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Isle of Wight during the half term holiday. Having had a very disappointing experience at Carisbrooke Castle, I was a bit dubious about going to another English Heritage site. I was a bit grumpy when the lady at the entrance booth asked for an extra fee for the visit (sincere apologies to the lady concerned!). We had... More 

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