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Osborne House

East Cowes, Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Cowes
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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newton abbot
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brilliant & interesting place, the guides were all very helpful & there was plenty to keep the children amused. The gardens were out of this world & the walk down to the beach was just far enough after a lovely lunch in the cafe! Definetly worth a visit, keeps you thinking for days!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a spectacular day our. The house is an opulent gem. The gardens delightful. Food divine . Children's activities varied and interesting. The beach is a real plus, but there is always a queue at the ice cream hut, surely they could get more staff as it is not cheap. The real blip is a cleaner called tim who spent... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Visit the walled garden, very interesting. Walk or take mini bus to Swiss Cottage then onto the newly opened up beach. Take the bus back as it goes on a different route. Driver gives commentary and is very interesting. Beautiful setting beautiful House.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to thiswonderful ancestral home, the favourite home of Queen Victoria and Price Albert, numerous times over more than 60 years and it improves as time goes on. The outside has all been restored and they have also done the same with the inside, returning it to its former glory. The outside walled garden is now properly available... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The house, Swiss Cottage, the beach, gardens, grounds with lots of wildlife. A gread day out. Be sure to arrive early and browse the shop.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good all round day out for the whole family, young and old. Always nicer on warmer days as you can stroll around the grounds

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. Luckily, we live close by, and being members of English Heritage, can visit whenever we want. The staff are very helpful and informative and nothing is too much trouble. The minibus to the beach runs frequently, so there's never long to wait either end. Just walking around the gardens is such a pleasure... More

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful day. The house is magnificent and the grounds beautiful and well cared for. Spent the whole day there s so much to see/do Also saw The Swiss Cottage and museum - well presented and interesting for all. Queen Victoria's beach is lovely for a paddle (and an ice cream) Had coffee and cake in the Orangery. Food and... More

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Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Osborne House, once the home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert encapsulates all that is connected with the life and times of the Royal Family of the 19th Century. The house itself, the grounds, artifacts and paintings illustrate exactly what a Royal residence should be.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Enjoy a visit to Queen Victoria's seaside home and enjoy the history on display. The staff will advise you on any matters that interest you and the grounds are good to walk in. The Newly refurbished Swiss Cottage is a must to see as is the beach, So enjoy the day and leave plenty of time.

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