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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...more
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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. Journey time about 20mins