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Osborne House

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“swiss cottage”(1 352 reviews)
“private beach”(374 reviews)
“queen victoria”(844 reviews)
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...more
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York Ave, East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a little tired and could do with the management going along as a guest for a day. It’s dingy inside in places. So explore lighting that won’t fade the pictures! When you exit the house it’s like being dumped in a field. Nothing really...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed yesterday

Going around Osborne House gave us a wonderful insight into the lifestyle of Victoria's home. The major rooms are wonderful and the children's rooms are good but the corridors are too narrow to appreciate pictures that are hung in them. It was also very busy...More

Thank rosemaryandvincent
Reviewed yesterday

The house is set in beautiful garden and the story of queen Victoria is told by a guide there's a small lift that can be used by disabled but not all floors are accessible to disabled like the top floor there's loads of things to...More

Thank heather n
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting tour of the house, many bronzes and paintings, gardens are very well kept, very busy in the house, we were a bit disappointed with most of the staff, only one seemed to have any information. The cafe was the slowest and most expensive one...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, what a ball Queen Victoria must have had in her fabulous Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. It is a beautiful house full of royal austerity where every room is laced with wealth and richness. It appears to stand still and take you...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

On group holiday staying at Sandown visited Osborne House and was not disappointed. If you go please go to the private beach. About a mile walk from the house but well worth it. Had cup of coffee next to Queen Victoria's bathing machine,. So many...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has really all been said about Osborne House. A time capsule of the reign of Queen Victoria which has been carefully preserved and presented with many treasures on view. Beautiful grounds and a lovely private beach. Just be aware that the main coffee shop...More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The house is now managed by English Heritage and they are doing quite a good job of presenting the history of the house. Could probably do more in contrasting it with the social history of the day but nevertheless, there was a lot of detail...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is so full of history such a fantastic place to visit I an friends really enjoyed or day here so much to see an great places to eat would recommend this to anyone visiting the isle of Wight

Thank Lisa Marie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Osborne today and what a great and interesting Vist it was. We spent about 4 hours there. We will be visiting again this week before we go back to the mainland next week.

Thank sean h
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Diane D
1 September 2018|
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Response from Wardyem | Reviewed this property |
They are allowed in the grounds and the beach area but I don’t think right on the beach. I think there is a special leaflet for if you have a dog with you.
11 August 2018|
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Response from Heroncreek2014 | Reviewed this property |
I think the staff would be really helpful with this as we left various bags.
2 July 2018|
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Response from Z4803OVcharlesw | Reviewed this property |
The taxi fare does vary slightly, but approximately £20 to £25 depending on who you use and how many people. There is a very good bus service that runs from Ryde Esplanade to the bus stop right outside osbourne house... More