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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swiss cottage” (1,034 reviews)
“private beach” (309 reviews)
“queen victoria” (680 reviews)
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely fantastic venue. If only we could go back in time!!! Staff were extremely knowledgeable and so friendly. The whole place is so well looked after and cared for. We should be very proud. Thanks England.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed yesterday

What a privilege to have the opportunity to visit this magnificent house and gardens. Get there early to get a car parking space near to the entrance. Also it means you are there before the school parties.The paintings alone are worth the visit, never mind...More

Thank daviddyr
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see attraction The former home of Queen Victoria is loaded with history and its all brilliantly presented. The grounds are beautiful and great to walk around (although they involve some steep climbs) Fascinating, almost mesmerising....must see attarction

Thank SteveC1811
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall a nice visit and day at the house and the grounds, but unsure if it's worth the £35 entry for two people. The afternoon tea was a disappointed for the £35 price tag. A nice bit of history.

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fab place to visit. Just amazing to see how Queen Victoria and her family lived with all those treasures surrounding them. Make a point of checking out the servants areas where the decoration just stops completely and the floors are plain stone. All...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first visit to the Isle of Wight and Osborne House was at the top of our to-do list. We were not disappointed. The house is magnificent, the gardens are stunning and it is set in the most wonderful location. The Swiss cottage...More

Thank Lindyloo5200
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have visited several times and enjoyed every visit. Really interesting house to walk around and beautiful gardens. It is also only 30 seconds drive away from the red funnel ferry!

Thank RhinoKellie
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second visit to Osborne House, the first was over ten years ago and that visit was great. I therefore had high hopes when returning with my sister, who is in a mobility scooter. The place did not disappoint and actually exceeded our...More

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning place, grounds are stunning and the house. After seeing the house, the Swiss cottage you can head for its own private beach. So relaxing just walking around and lazing by the sea. Never before realised why people say "you have to go" until...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with our two young children (22 months and 3yrs) expecting to stay for a couple of hours. Just over 5 hours later we left! Lovely views and lots of open spaces for the children to run around in. Swiss cottage was lovely to...More

Thank Paula G
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11 July 2017|
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Response from dgppearce56 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets on the day, although if thinking of going in the school summer holidays would check if there are any special event days on, if so I would pre book to make sure you can get in. If you go to lots of English... More
Christine R
23 May 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
18 March 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