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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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Not cheap, but worth the visit.

You can tour the house and grounds as well as the beach. Although you could do the house in about an hour, allow yourself more time and see the other attractions located here... read more

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West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can tour the house and grounds as well as the beach. Although you could do the house in about an hour, allow yourself more time and see the other attractions located here, including the Swiss house and the beach. There are some long walks available, but they do have a shuttle from the Swiss house to the main house... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful house in a lovely setting. Absolutely choc a bloc with art. The house is interesting and the gardens are spectacular. Great ice cream on the beach.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow--such a beautiful home and gorgeous grounds! The layout and decor of the home felt very comfortable. It was very grand of course, but not so much that one would have felt like they were living in a museum. Very much worth the ferry ride. We walked from the port to Osborne House--it was very easy.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set aside half a day at least for this experience. The house is wonderful but in addition, the parkland, beach, Swiss Chalet, Ice House are all extra glimpses into a bygone age. Not to be missed and superb for young and old alike

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a shame that on days that are pouring down with rain, there is no difference in the entrance price for the gardens only. This was all we heard from the people who had to venture round with umbrellas trying to avoid the puddles which made a lot of the paths inaccessible and wellies should have been issued to reach... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love history this is the place to go, a reminder when Britain was Great Excellent day out with good food available. All of the family will enjoy

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good place to spend all day with family, the palace is beautiful and can really take you back to history of that time..

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We had a pleasant time here. It was we were told a quiet day but we felt we were on a conveyor belt with keeping moving along. With this in mind I would hate to visit in peak times.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An essential slice of British history. Home to Victoria and Albert for decades. I had not realised that Queen Victoria conducted matters of State there, thinking it only to be a retreat. English Heritage are doing a stunning job in maintaining the house and gardens - and make constant improvements (eg. to the private beach). The Durbar dining room looks... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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The children love this place not just for the freedom to run about and dip in the sea play in the woods and gardens Even on a chilly day you can dress up and discover history the fun way You really need a full day to explore everything from the historic house to the privet beach The marked walks are... More 

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