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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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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved it, do ask the guides about each room, they are a mine of information. Dunbar room is fabulous. Very interesting to see even if the decoration is totally over the too and not to your taste. Indian portraits wonderful.

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Chichester, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our heritage - an unapologetic display of royal privilege and power that was neither earned nor deserved - no change then!

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Now we know how the other half lived - or Queen Victoria did at any rate. What a beautiful and peaceful place this. So well looked after by English Heritage. The house itself is magnificent - but make sure you hop on the mini bus they lay on to take you down to Her Maj's private beach. Again, English Heritage... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Like many people, we visited the Isle of Wight with Osborne House specifically in mind. On first impressions, it is a slightly bizarre style of architecture nestled in very pretty parkland. We were accosted on the way in by a member of staff asking us to consider English Heritage membership. We ignored this and carried on to the entrance. A... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Calm and Fantastic atmosphere.....Royal Palace , Lovely beach.....Enjoyed to the core with my hubby!!!!!!!!

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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you get to Osborne you will need to spend the hole day. This is an amazing part of English heritage the grounds are vast visit Queen Victoria's private beach spot and have a cup of tea in the little café. If you are disabled and have a elec buggy you still visit the house they will provide a manual... More

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Walthamstow London
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was a wet bank holiday and we swung in to kill half hour or so to the annoyance of daughters. We drove around unaware of car park, private estate signs and circumnavigated estate in drizzle and visited beach before being confronted by slightly over the top estate patrol man on his buggy who sternly informed us we were lost... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our visit was confined to the house, with no time for the many other features of the property. Having looked forward to seeing the place featured in films such as Mrs Brown and numerous tv documentaries, I was disappointed. Partly this was because of the vulgar extravagance of Victorian taste - marble statues everywhere, even of body parts of their... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We took a day trip from London to see Osborne House, taking the train down to Portsmouth and the catamaran over to Rye. From there we were able to take a taxi for £13 up to Osborne. Fairly easy journey and worth it! We loved Osborne and the ride on the ferry over. Yes, I would agree that an audio... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Osborne House is delightful. Full of history and the life of Queen Victoria. Also saw the cottage made for the Royal children and the private beach used by the Queen and her family

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