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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“private beach” (343 reviews)
“queen victoria” (762 reviews)
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After watching Victoria and Abdual we decided to visit and it was amazing. So much to see and take in what a lovely place.

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 1 week ago

How was it that the head of such a wealthy and powerful institution could be so utterly miserable? Osborne House contains exhibits that help understand the life of Queen Victoria, and her personal experience as the head of the British Empire. There is so much...More

Thank franc_o_fyle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely adore this House, especially the outdoor area. The gardens are beautiful. The indoors was very crowded thou so didn’t get the chance to see everything in the rooms which was a shame. The price, I thought, was very high too. I would recommend...More

Thank 19pops92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re enjoying the excellent TV series Victoria then this is fascinating as it was one of her favourite places. Fine looking building from the outside and lovely grounds with lots of interesting features. Inside it’s a bit dark and there aren’t that many names...More

Thank PinkPantherInspector
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolute must for visitors to the Isle of Wight. The holiday/summer home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the house and its artefacts tell the story of their lives here in an interesting way. The house is classic Victorian and the grounds,...More

1  Thank newinncottage
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was one of hustle and bustle, but slowly, if you know what I mean. You were ushered down one side of the room behind a rope. With so many people jostling for room, there was little time to take in and read the...More

Thank johnnyno3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent four and a half hours there on a lovely, sunny day and we didn't fit in everything. The house is very interesting; the Swiss Cottage and children's garden marvellous; the walk through the rhodedendron woodland to the beach so tranquil. It's a pity that...More

Thank enid d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an absolute pleasure in being in the presence of such a wonder full and high rulers premises, an absolute fantastic garden so much to see and do , look out for the stuffed animal museum, and try and find the cart that the...More

Thank wildsurfer2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place Osborne House is, as it was November only the downstairs rooms were open but they did not disappoint. It was lovely to walk in the footsteps of queen victoria and imagine the Royal Famiky spending time there. The gardens are just...More

Thank Hilly1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday and the house was getting ready for Christmas. It is well worth a visit to see all the memorabilia regarding Queen Victoria, many paintings and photographs of a bye-gone age. The outside has a magnificent garden with lovely walks to see...More

Thank Ilovetotravel21
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13 December 2017|
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Response from newinncottage | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Call the house or English Heritage to find out.
13 October 2017|
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Response from CAH1949 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comments above. There is a children's playground which I didn't look at so I'm not sure what the equipment is like. Plenty of space outside for running about but in the house movement will be restricted by... More
6 September 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
yes all year