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Osborne House

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“swiss cottage”(1,349 reviews)
“private beach”(371 reviews)
“queen victoria”(838 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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All reviewsswiss cottageprivate beachqueen victoriaenglish heritagewalled gardenisle of wightbathing hutwell worth a visitfamily homeformal gardensfree busprince albertgrounds are beautifulguide bookan ice creambeach cafestately home
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Reviewed today

We spent 4.5 hours walking in the grounds,from the fantastic walled garden to the Swiss Cottage then on to the beach and beach walk. We needed the fresh air after spending a trapped 45 mins in claustrophobic surroundings with no fresh air in the House....More

Thank Lori F
Reviewed today via mobile

So disappointed, looking forward to visiting this important house! Totally overwhelmed by the crowds ....escaping to the cafe, there were 42 people waiting to be served by 3 counter staff!one of which was the barista.! The gardens,however, were well worth the visit! the walled garden,peaceful...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed today via mobile

Inside and outside the place was stunning. We spent an interesting 4 hours in the house and grounds enjoying the history, sights and ice cream on a sunny day. I found it far more interesting than I had expected, particularly the quality of some of...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed looking around the house and gardens. Wear comfy shoes for the walk to the beach and back. Booked a table for lunch in the restaurant which was lovely, very quick service. A good day out

Thank Marie S
Reviewed yesterday

This was an interesting couple of hours touring Osborne House. The detail of the background to today's monarchy and it's connections to the German and other Royal households prior to the turn of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century was quite enlightening. The building architecture...More

Thank ian c
Reviewed yesterday

Queen Victoria's 'Holiday Home'. Grand in scale and very well kept to the original way it was. Lots of staff on hand to guide you round which is one way. It was a bit pricey but you can see where the money has been spent....More

Thank Juliette C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a stunning place to go glad i am a english heritage member as pricy for a family of 5! Also not very dog friendly! One walk to the beach and then dogs only allowed behind the cafe even in the pouring down rain...More

Thank Felicity D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Osborne House while on holiday, i can see why Victoria went there, the House was great, ceilings were amazing, gardens & grounds were beautiful, busy in September so summer holidays probably very crowded. Well worth a visit.

Thank MHunter123
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you interested in Queen Victoria and Price Albert, this is the place for you! Lots to walk round - house and grounds. Could spend a lot of time here, covering it all. When we went it was particularly crowded - this meant the house...More

Thank Fredsea
Reviewed 2 days ago

The house is a palace, dont know why they call it a House. It was a place that Queen Victoria could get way from the prying eyes of the public, in her words. We enjoyed seeing the things that royalty, and not us minions, can...More

Thank Vince C
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Diane D
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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