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Osborne House

East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still retains a large collection of the royal couple's possessions, art work and photographs. Also home to the Swiss Cottage for Victoria's children, and the private beach and bathing machine.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
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+44 1983 200022
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"swiss cottage"
in 1,223 reviews
"private beach"
in 345 reviews
"queen victoria"
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"english heritage"
in 377 reviews
"walled garden"
in 214 reviews
"isle of wight"
in 429 reviews
"bathing hut"
in 70 reviews
"family home"
in 66 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 290 reviews
"free bus"
in 43 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 60 reviews
"prince albert"
in 67 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 51 reviews
"guide book"
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"an ice cream"
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"beach cafe"
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"stately home"
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Reviewed today

As expected with an English Heritage property the staff in the house are so knowledgeable, you always get more info than you asked for and they give that extra insight, better than any written guide. Swiss Cottage and garden delightful. The gardens are beautiful even...More

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Reviewed today

This is without a doubt a great place to visit, steeped with so much history. So much to see in all the rooms and the gardens. A visit to the Swiss cottage is also excellent, you can walk to it or get the mini bus...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited Osborne House with some friends and we had such a lovely day, it was nice weather too which I think helped. My favourite was the beach and Swiss Cottage. The grounds are kept lovely. Will definitely visit again.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to the isle for Wight for the last years. This had been our first visit to osbourne house (summer 2017) It was a fabulous day with lots if interesting things to see. We joined the English heritage on our visit as we...More

Thank Steven N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited during our stay on the island and would say it was the best attraction we went to. Tickets aren’t cheap but we felt it was value for money given the things to see and do. Worth paying for the guide book as this...More

Thank LondonKarenK
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great visit full of history, was the hokiday home o& Queen Victoria and Albert. It is now maintained bybEnglish Heritage and free to enter if member. The surrounding gardens and walks are very well maintain, at this time of years the flowe beds magnificent....More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and thought the gardens were beautiful despite being so early in the season. The Swiss Cottage well worth a visit. Courtesy bus if not able to walk (20 mins) from house. Cafe was very good. Didn’t like being pressurised to take...More

Thank patricia d
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First time we have seen the building without its scaffolding from the renovations - better than ever

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Okay, I'll admit that I came on a really sunny day, so that helped a bit, but still... This is a fantastic English Heritage Site, with loads to offer. After a lovely walk to the private beach, you can read all about Queen Victoria's hideaway....More

Thank SecretRoboPanda
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just super. You need to immerse yourself into the Victorian Era, and this covers it. Empire, her personal grief, opulence, Albert's self awareness ( that statue, as a greek or roman hero)... The Durbar Room at the end is exceptional. But wondered what was behind...More

Thank Accrington155
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peter36
April 10, 2018|
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Response from sharjahsuzy | Reviewed this property |
yes, parking is free - enjoy your visit.
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jupiterjack
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Terry M | Reviewed this property |
We did not book ahead. There was not issue but remember we went in the winter when crowds are light.
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Response from Mr Harry B | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Re your coach trip, suggest Shanklin as a venue, think you'll be dissapointed with Sandown. Yes possible to visit Osborne House from either Shanklin or Sandown. Although both share the same beach & coastline, Shanklin... More
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