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Osborne House

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Address: East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
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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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Queen os Stately Houses

Leave a full day to visit this excellent attraction, wander round the grounds, meander through the walled garden, then tackle the house itself. It is a facinating trip back in... read more

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Leave a full day to visit this excellent attraction, wander round the grounds, meander through the walled garden, then tackle the house itself. It is a facinating trip back in time to the reign of Queen Victoria and her large family. Be sure to visit the Swiss cottage built by Albert for the children and the also the beach. By... More 

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history of the house and the family is fascinating and very well presented.It is unusual to be able to see so many rooms and have a true insight into the family way of life. The gardens are a delight and the beach with bathing hut an added bonus.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been here many times. The house is well worth a visit, the gardens are superb, we really love the walled garden. It's always also worth going down to the beach, a lovely spot. The staff are always helpful and pleasant. Our only criticism is the loos at the entrance, they always seem like they need a decent clean and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit the gardens, Queen Victoria's home, the new playground and the beach. Really enjoyed our second visit here but thought that the entry fee is quite steep considering that some of the gardens were out of season or being renovated.

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Horndean, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful property which you can understand why it was loved by both Albert & Queen Victoria. I must admit I find it strange that no other royal has used it as a royal residence though. The house and Gardens are amazing and I would recommend that you make a day of it as we did not get... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the places we have been wanting to visit for many years having been members of English Heritage for over 30 years. Although we arrived at the same time as a coach party there was no delay or problem in entering the main house which is fascinating. It was interesting to learn about the Queen, Albert and... More 

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Northampton, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely mixture, house, garden, seashore, woodland, history, art and a great opportunity to take photos. All the staff were helpful and well informed, although as they move around the rooms quite regularly you can bump into the same person many times! A shame that very little information is available to read as you go round as the guides cannot possibly... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Really enjoyed our visit. Very interesting and learned quite a lot about Queen Victoria's family life. Some of the rooms were lovely and the ceilings were fantastic. The terraced garden was a picture as all the tulips were out and they were so colourful. Nice walk down to the beach where there was a great view of Portsmouth and the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If your really interested in our history of our Royal family and where Queen Victoria lived and raised her children this is well worth a visit. To go around the house if you take your time takes around 2-3 hrs depending on your interest and speed you go round. To see the nursery and Queen Victoria's bedroom I found fascinating.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Visited the island several times but never visited before . So glad we did this time spent almost 5 hrs walking all round the grounds and down to the beach and Swiss Cottage etc stunning gardens with amazing rhododendrons and tulips. The house was amazing stunning ceilings , chandeliers etc the banquet room left us in awe what an amazing... More 

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