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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“private beach” (296 reviews)
“queen victoria” (663 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the few English Heritage houses. Absolutely outstanding house with amazing decor and great signage explaining the history and connection to Victoria. The grounds are also marvellous with a great walk to the beach and the Swiss Cottage with museum. Don't forget to ask...More

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch sat outside in lovely surroundings, had cheese,chutney, ham gammon, olive bread with bottled water complete with ice and lemon. Very tasty and enough to keep me going until my evening meal.

Thank clive b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Osborn House on a very hot day in June 2017, I think it helped it was a week day but it was all extremely calm. The guides around the house could not be more helpful, friendly, accommodating and welcoming. The building is so...More

Thank Darren M
Reviewed yesterday

We have wanted to go for years and finally made it on a short trip to the Isle of Wight. It was worth the wait! As we got in a bus was waiting to go to the Swiss Cottage so we started there, it was...More

Thank barry m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We tend to go at least once a year, new plants, the house is so vast it's like a new experience every time. The beach and views are lovely. It's good to see the gardens at different times. Thoroughly recommend the ice creams and the...More

Thank charlotte056
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my first experience of visiting an attraction on my win since being widowed earlier in the year. I must say I enjoyed the experience although I did get lost in the house once and again at Swiss Cottage but there are always plenty...More

Thank 69wendy
Reviewed 2 days ago

For more than twenty years my husband and I have repeatedly said we wanted to visit Osborne House. Finally at the beginning of the month we made it! Osborne exceeded all expectations and was a wonderful place to spend a day. We started in the...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, the interactive part in the Swiss cottage kept my 2 year old son entertained and eating ice cream on Queen Victoria's beach is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Thank flossi01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited to take part in the Victorian Christmas event. It was an absolutely freezing day but the staff and entertainers were fantastic inspite this!

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful house, well presented and if you like these type of places , and I do, well worth the visit to have an insight into Queen Victoria and her family. Gardens lovely, and the red squirrels were really entertaining. The coffee was bitter and the...More

Thank Susan L
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Christine R
Is there disabled entry point? |Do they allow disabled scooters inside?
23 May 2017|
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Response from Habsishpeeweed | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been out of contact. Although not a problem for me I am sure most if not all parts can be seen by a disabled person. Suggest you contact Osborne House to advise of the difficulties and I am sure they will do... More
mo d
Are small dogs allowed in the grounds please.
18 March 2017|
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Response from patricia w | Reviewed this property |
I really couldnt answer that question.I suggest you elephone Osborne House and ask the questioin
Ani S
Is this a good rainy day activity?
12 March 2017|
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Response from Merry129 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed. Rain is unlikely in summer months, shanklin is 8 miles away and the sunniest place in U.K. Saying that, we walked down to the beach and had an ice cream or two while it rained for 20 mins. Spent the whole day... More