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“Royal history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osborne House

Osborne House
East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in East Cowes
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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“Royal history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A step back in time to 1900, as then when it was frozen at Osbourne House. A real day out, if the sun is shinning you will spend all day here, so much to see for every one from young to old. If you come to the Isle of Wight this will number 1 place to visit. Then if you have time don't forget Whippingham church about 1/2 mile away.

Visited May 2013
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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“Very Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A Visit to Osborne is a definite must if you are on the Isle of Wight. House is very interesting and also lovely grounds to explore.

Visited June 2013
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“the jewel in the crown for English heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

a must visit destination on the iow especially at christmas when they hold a Victorian christmas with snow and mulled wine

Visited November 2013
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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“A great way to spend a very wet day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you visit during the winter, as we did, you will have to take a guided tour of the ground floor only. Having said this, the guide was extremely good and we saw and learned quite a lot. Prince Albert was a lot more interesting than I'd ever suspected.

Visited November 2013
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“Victorias Island Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We got on the bus from Sandown .Then had to get a bus from Newport .The bus stopped oppisite the gates of the house.I can only describe it as a must to go and see .Idont want to say to much as i dont want to spoil it for other tourist except to see the no one should ever visit I.o.W without visiting this attractiom

Visited October 2013
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