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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
All reviews swiss cottage private beach queen victoria english heritage walled garden isle of wight bathing hut well worth a visit family home formal gardens free bus prince albert grounds are beautiful guide book an ice cream beach cafe stately home
We do not understand how anybody can give less than five stars to this attraction. It is absolutely magnificent and it was a real pleasure to explore the house. We also looked at the Swiss Cottage, and then walked to the beach where, on a...More
It was spectacular , the decor was quite luxurious in some rooms more than others and the Durbar Room really made my jaw drop! so much history wiht amazing views to the garden and the sea. Unfortunately didn't get to see the beach as t...More
Beautiful place to visit, I just couldn't take my eyes off the fabulous ceilings, viewing the gardens from upstairs and you really get the symmetrical patterns of the flower beds, so much to see and learn. Wonderfull!
Well worth a visit to walk in queen Victoria's footsteps. The tour around the house is fascinating with lots of information and pictures that are interesting looking at the Indian connection. The site is spread out and you can spend all day there. The beach...More
Incredible rooms, ceilings,furniture, so hard to do justice with mere words.Do allow a few hours to wander round. Don't forget to look up and be anazed. The Arden's are formal but exotic. The story of the house will bring Queen Victoria's history alive.
We revisited here after last coming here about 5 years ago. The conclusion you've been waiting for: it was just as good! The entrance price is steep, let's face it, but there is a lottttt to do, from the Swiss cottage to the beach to...More
Worth a visit if high Victoriana is your thing, but it was a shame that some of the paintings were so poorly lit. The gardens and grounds were the best bit for us.
Watch out if you visit the cafe by reception though - very...More
Rather than paying entry for the day it's better to sign up for a 15 month English Heritage pass, it's only £56. The house itself is filled with original furniture and feels like Queen Victoria is in the room next to you. The gardens are...More
It's a while since our last visit here and, whilst the house is very much the same, it is good to see that the attitude towards photographs has changed - for the better !
The "herring bone" parking system is a bit chaotic especially if...More