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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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Beautiful place to spend a day

Very interesting to visit Queen Victoria and Prince Albert family home as seen in films and recent TV series. Durbar room extraordinary. Sorry that as not yet March we couldn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting to visit Queen Victoria and Prince Albert family home as seen in films and recent TV series. Durbar room extraordinary. Sorry that as not yet March we couldn't visit the rooms upstairs too (fortunately we're English Heritage members but for those who aren't there wasn't a seasonally discounted price). Was lovely and sunny so could imagine what a... More 

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Province of Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Osborne House is the ideal place to have an insight into the UK's greatest monarch Queen Victoria. As Empress of India, Victoria filled her home at Osborne House with many treasures that were gifted to her. 2017 marks the 70th year since the Independence of India, so when you are on the Isle of Wight it is well worth a... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning interior ,richly decorated ,guides very informative unfortunately the upstairs was closed for the winter ,nice sea view & large gardens to explore

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Lloydminster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

what a lovely easy place to get to by red funnel ferry you could easily be on foot to the terminal east cowes then walk to the house from there if you are agile but very duable ....this is worth every penny but you need to go early and line up cause we arrived at 1030 and had to wait... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped of here for the afternoon prior to catching our ferry home. Lovely place to visit. We still paid full price despite only the ground floor being open. The swiss cottage was closed but we had a lovely walk around the grounds and nice things to see in Osborne House itself. Would like to come back in "peak season"... More 

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

When we arrived it was such a beautiful sunny morning decided to walk down to see Swiss cottage as we had never seen it on our number of visits before but on paying for our tickets costing £33 for the two of us wasn't made aware that the cottage was closed at cash desk only on meeting people just coming... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit. There is lots to see in the house itself and beautiful grounds to enjoy. The beach is lovely during the warmer weather. If you have young children there are play areas for them and they will enjoy visiting Swiss Cottage which was built for the children of Victoria and Albert.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Sarah was fantastic. A fascinating view into life in Victorian times. Highly recommended. All arranged to perfection. House and contents reflect the importance of family to the queen and Albert.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole place is so calm and peaceful, and you can spend a whole day there without being bored.There are two cafes, for snacks or proper meals, the house is very interesting, also the walled garden. The beach is open in the summer with another cafe for tea and cakes, and a free bus back to the top is available... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and did not realise that you had to pre book onto a tour- luckily we managed to fit into a cancellation. The house and grounds were beautiful but unfortunately as lovely as the house was the tour guide was far too long winded and it dragged out for 90 minutes- 30 mins longer than it was meant to... More 

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