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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit to learn how Victoria and Albert lived and brought up their children on the Isle of Wight. Lovely walks to take in well kept gardens and surroundings and even the private beach, where the Queen and her family would partake in...More

Thank marie327
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As members we try to visit as many of the houses/sites as possible but this is really a gem. The house itself is almost fully open and the tour is very good and gets you a good idea of what the place was like to...More

Thank DLincoln1974
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable visit to the gardens and house. Staff very helpful and everything very well organised, including a mini bus to get you to outlying parts.

Thank BillGarland
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely day at Osborne House. It really is beautiful and so interesting. Loved Swiss Cottage and the beach and the courtesy bus service was a god send for my mother in law who has just had a knee replacement op. The reason...More

Thank SherbutFizz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to go for some history about the royals and amazing walk down to the private beach to get an ice cream and chill out. Gardens are beautiful too.

Thank Sammie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic place to visit I enjoyed every minute I spent there. Such beautiful rooms and art objects. Also the wonderful history of queen Victoria and Albert great place to visit

Thank joan318
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the few English Heritage houses. Absolutely outstanding house with amazing decor and great signage explaining the history and connection to Victoria. The grounds are also marvellous with a great walk to the beach and the Swiss Cottage with museum. Don't forget to ask...More

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had lunch sat outside in lovely surroundings, had cheese,chutney, ham gammon, olive bread with bottled water complete with ice and lemon. Very tasty and enough to keep me going until my evening meal.

Thank clive b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Osborn House on a very hot day in June 2017, I think it helped it was a week day but it was all extremely calm. The guides around the house could not be more helpful, friendly, accommodating and welcoming. The building is so...More

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have wanted to go for years and finally made it on a short trip to the Isle of Wight. It was worth the wait! As we got in a bus was waiting to go to the Swiss Cottage so we started there, it was...More

Thank barry m
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Christine R
Is there disabled entry point? |Do they allow disabled scooters inside?
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Habsishpeeweed | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been out of contact. Although not a problem for me I am sure most if not all parts can be seen by a disabled person. Suggest you contact Osborne House to advise of the difficulties and I am sure they will do... More
mo d
Are small dogs allowed in the grounds please.
March 18, 2017|
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Response from patricia w | Reviewed this property |
I really couldnt answer that question.I suggest you elephone Osborne House and ask the questioin
Ani S
Is this a good rainy day activity?
March 12, 2017|
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Response from Merry129 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed. Rain is unlikely in summer months, shanklin is 8 miles away and the sunniest place in U.K. Saying that, we walked down to the beach and had an ice cream or two while it rained for 20 mins. Spent the whole day... More