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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still...

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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We were able visit Osborne House foc as we have a Barclays Bank A/c, which enables us entry to all English Heritage properties. We had a very interesting day there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were able visit Osborne House foc as we have a Barclays Bank A/c, which enables us entry to all English Heritage properties. We had a very interesting day there.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This house was built for her Royal Highness Queen Victoria and empress of India. I did not see any folk who was a representative of India. The house would have been a hive of activity with cooks to gardeners no demonstration very poor

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went round the house first but enjoyed the gardens more and the private beach. Good full day out, take swim wear in good weather as the water is really tempting.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history and beauty of Osborne House is exceptional. There are hours of interest for any history lover in the house, grounds and beach. The gardens are lovely and the children's cottage in the gardens is magical.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in history or gardens this should be on top of your list of places to visit on the island. We spent a full day there and thoroughly enjoyed it on many different levels. This is despite not being very interested in Victoria or that period in history.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a lovely day at Osborne - plenty to do for a full day out. The house interior is pure Victoriana - so depends if you like that type of thing. Personally I thought it all pretty hideous, but it is interesting to see. Lovely gardens though, we almost missed the walled garden which is lovely - with some cute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like history, this is a great place to visit. Better still if you are a member of English Heritage, as quite expensive just shy of £20.00. Extensive grounds and what felt like a very long walk to the swiss cottage or the beach. They offer a courtesy bus but this seems to be only for 'disabled' people. This... More 

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northlew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found the house and grounds very interesting and nice walks. I think the last room is the best when you do the tour. Well worth going.

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our third visit, called in last year after getting off ferry and stayed an hour or so but didn't really explore. This time on our first visit, again after just arriving on ferry we went into the house and was very impressed but not the place for a rocket fuelled 3 and a half year old! Had a... More 

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Market Harborough
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the house the other week so decided to go back for a second time to visit the gardens; the Swiss Cottage being of particular interest to us. We had a copy of the ‘dog walkers map’ so used that as a guide. The first frustration for us was that, whilst we respect the request to... More 

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