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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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Osborne House is a great attraction. The House has stunning intersting rooms and so much about Queen Victoria and her family. There is also the cafe and large gardens, The Swiss... read more

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Wootton Bridge, United Kingdom
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Wootton Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Osborne House is a great attraction. The House has stunning intersting rooms and so much about Queen Victoria and her family. There is also the cafe and large gardens, The Swiss cottage and the beach. Lots to see..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made a second visit to Osborne House from the mainland - this visit to see the Xmas decorations. Somewhat disappointed at the decorations but understand it is a large house and maybe in Victoria's time what I saw was of that time. Lack of information about the works of art which would have made the tour of the house... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Osborne House had been on my list to see, so with our ferry leaving from Portsmouth in the evening to go to Caen, this provided the perfect opportunity. So he stayed in Portsmouth and I took the 10 minute hovercraft trip from Clarence Pier, to the Isle of Wight. While the ‘house’ is impressive, it is the gardens which were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Osborne House overlooking river Solent in East Cowes is where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert spent their summers with their children. The Italian Style house not to be missed if you are in the IoW. An hour's tour with our guide Charlotte from the English Heritage, was only enough to see the ground floor - the ornate rooms furnished with... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to visit in the lead up to Xmas, when some of the rooms are decorated and there are tours going on. A fair portion of the house is open for viewing, a good insight into Victoria's life here. We didn't have time for it, but one could spend a couple of hours walking the grounds which are... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spotted an advert for a Victorian special Christmas event at Osborne House so went over to the Island for the day.The event was great, what a start to Christmas, although the event is now over Osborne House is incredible and well worth a visit at any time, it is full of beautiful and interesting items from Queen Victoria`s reigh at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for Christmas event absolutely great had great fun day house stunning really started our Christmas off love this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely dry day, house looked amazing dressed for Christmas, lots of extra’s going on throughout the day fun fair, seasonal foods, roaming acts, some staff dressed up, plenty of children to see Santa. Went down to beach & Swiss cottage. Dress up worm to enjoy the day best.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an excellent guide (Delores) who brought things to life as we went round the rooms on the ground floor. Unfortunately the ground floor is the only of the 3 floors open to the public at this time of year, I would have loved to see the bedrooms. The tour took about an hour and a quarter, there was... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful insight to queen Victoria and Prince Albertson lives, thoroughly fascinating. Lots of personal items to be seen. The stories are wonderful and the knowledge is exceptional. This time of years the tour's are guided and really need to be booked in advance as busy place. Squeezed in by excellent English heritage staff as only visiting for the day. Well... More 

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