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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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“queen victoria” (792 reviews)
“swiss cottage” (1 260 reviews)
“private beach” (354 reviews)
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
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+44 1983 200022
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"private beach"
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"walled garden"
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"isle of wight"
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"formal gardens"
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"bathing hut"
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"well worth a visit"
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"free bus"
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"prince albert"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A stunning place to visit, from the well maintained gardens and miles of grounds to the beautiful palace. You really feel like your stepping into another world, a world that belonged to Queen Victoria and her family. Do hauntingly intriguing it really is a gorgeous...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We came here on our coach so were limited to about 4 hours - we could have done with longer. Toilets near the car park were clean although very busy with queues. We toured the house first, Perhaps we should have purchased a guide book...More

Thank Sonja P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been here many times but always find something new to interest me. Last time I visited was ten years ago and things had changed a bit. Gardens were beautiful.

Thank Cyndy J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just to be able to imagine you were there at the time of Victoria and her family was amazing. I was very surprised at the number of nude statues all around ,considering what we are told about Victorian morals.So many portraits of the whole families.I...More

Thank janebuxt219
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must if you go to the Isle of Wight. Some of the rooms are stunning esp the ceilings. Lovely to think your walking in the grounds to the beach where Queen Victoria would of walked.

Thank 226ATIP
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Osborne House is maintained by English Heritage and therefore maintained to high standards. I have visited the house some forty years ago and internally the decorations, furniture and ornaments are the same. I had not visited the Swiss Cottage or beach previously. The cottage and...More

Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we were in Portsmouth we went over to the Isle of Wight to Osborne house where queen victoria lived it was so easy to get to from Portsmouth because the transport system is fantastic we had a fantastic day lots to see need the...More

Thank angieterryb
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to Osborne and we think it's a "must see" if you are on the Isle of Wight. Four points to make: we found the hallways and the ground floor rooms cluttered, dark and gloomy, though the upper rooms were more interesting,...More

Thank Duncan G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on an overcast day with drizzle at times. We had an elderly relative with us so couldn’t move too fast but staff were attentive and offered us the option of using the lift to get to the second floor (sadly just stairs to...More

Thank Dawn on holiday
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite the rain this really was a fantastic experience. The house was beautifully restored telling a wonderful tale of Victoria's relationship with Albert and her children. The grounds are spectacular and the beach and Swiss cottage charming. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable. Thank...More

Thank Jane C
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Nutsybuds
17 June 2018|
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Response from Tonycable | Reviewed this property |
Celia’s answer covers it all and having just visited Osborne house it is well worth the trip. If the weather is nice they have deckchairs on the beach and a small cafe for drinks and ice creams. A welcome break while... More
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Nutsybuds
17 June 2018|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
I cannot improve on Celia's response. Enjoy Osborne House and if you have time St Mildred's church, built by Prince Albert, about a mile away from the house is worth the walk.
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Response from Terry M | Reviewed this property |
Our visit was between Christmas and New Years. We found many things not fully open during the off season. Not only at this site but many other places. Some sites like most of the archeological sites were completely closed... More
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