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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swiss cottage” (1,034 reviews)
“private beach” (309 reviews)
“queen victoria” (680 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

It was my one wish to visit here & I'm so glad I did. The house & gardens were beautiful I loved my visit & was lucky that the weather was great too

Thank Gillian F
Reviewed yesterday

The whole stately home experience was very good, for the price you are allow to visit the house, the grounds, even a mini bus takes you to the beach and the Swiss Cottage , if the weather was better , then it would be a...More

Thank number1son
Reviewed yesterday

A very well organised tour through the house with lots to read but also helpful and very informative guides in each room. I could see that some people with walking difficulties were offered to use a lift rather than the stairs (of which there are...More

Thank julieandkevin2015
Reviewed yesterday

We are members and hence entrance was free - if not it is quite expensive. But is is a lovely place - beautiful grounds and gardens, interesting house full of history, lovely beach with views across to Portsmouth and café selling ice cream, walk to...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed yesterday

Came here on an overcast day - lots of others had the same idea. Very crowded inside. Slightly intense staff. Gardens are beautiful and walk over to see the Swiss Cottage and then down to the beach to watch the sailing boats go by. All...More

Thank Lesley A
Reviewed yesterday

House was marvellous, guides extremely knowledgeable. Lots of rooms to walk through (and stairs to climb!) overall the house was very interesting and would return in the future. The gardens and the beach were simply wonderful; mini-bus service available if you did not wish to...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed yesterday

We went to this beautiful house on 18th July 2017. It really is a fantastic place to visit and must be the jewel in English Heritage's crown. Everywhere looks as though it was painted yesterday. If you are getting on in years, as are we,...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always enjoy Osborne house visit regularly. Unfortunately this season the staff in the house not as informative and helpful as in previous years.Staff in cafe at Swiss Cottage seemed almost put out at having customers coming in for serving quite surly

Thank johnilford
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely place in a beautiful setting. The house is incredible and is presented very well with helpful 'guides' dotted around the building to answer any questions with great knowledge and enthusiasm. The walk down to the Swiss Cottage and the beach are both quite long...More

Thank Bedfordsims
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit and very informative. Staff friendly and happy to help. Had a fantastic wander around the house and learnt a lot, saw the bedroom Queen Victoria used. Beautiful setting and gorgeous walk down to their old private beach. Fascinating insight into their...More

Thank Amy M
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11 July 2017|
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Response from dgppearce56 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets on the day, although if thinking of going in the school summer holidays would check if there are any special event days on, if so I would pre book to make sure you can get in. If you go to lots of English... More
Christine R
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
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