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Osborne House, East Cowes

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Glamour, grace, and elegance are the words that spring to mind in relation to Osborne House, a sprawling Victorian mansion set against the backdrop of the Isle of Wight’s lush pastureland. Once a royal retreat, the building was designed in the style of an Italian Renaissance palace by Prince Albert himself. It remains well-known for being the place where Queen Victoria died in 1901. The interior boasts a decor equally as ornate as the exterior, replete with sumptuous galleries and rooms. Use our East Cowes trip builder to arrange your visit to Osborne House and other attractions in East Cowes.
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  • To visit Osbourne House is a great experience. The grounds are beautiful, lovely walks, plenty to see and the gardens are amazing. The walled garden is so interesting. The walk or bus to the beach is ...  read more »
  • We enjoyed looking round the house and was very informative about Queen Victoria's life a good day out. 
  • We spent the morning walking through the grounds and sitting in the sunshine by the beach.It was a lovely sunny morning so we had a sandwich at the cafe.As the clouds gathered we strolled back to the ...  read more »
  • Former royal retreat then later residence, Osborne is worth checking out. Built in 1845, the Italian Renaissance style building was the holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is also where she retreated after Prince Albert's death and the place she herself died. Lovely gardens and private beach to explore. The interior of the house showcases what an opulent and indulgent lifestyle it must have been all that time ago.
  • Osborne House is a short drive from the Southampton-to-East Cowes ferry. A full day out can be enjoyed at this most famous of attractions on the Isle of WIght. The grounds are beautiful, and nice to walk (or courtesy bus for those that need it) from the main house to Swiss Cottage , the play house of the royal children. There is a wonderful private beach within the grounds. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable on the history of this great house, incredibly most of the staff are volunteers to English Heritage . During the school holidays there are plenty of activities that go on, and during the Christmas holidays, a Victorian Christmas experience.
  • Excellent day out, lots to see and do. Great facilities for disabled access and nice places to grab some food. Beach front is excellent - I recommend the Ice Cream :-)
  • Good day out with family. Bit expensive but you will see why once you get there.
  • Went here on my 50th Birthday ,lovely Victorian buliding ,well maintained grounds ,and very helpful staff are in each room to answer any questions ,around £10 each but an extremely enjoyable day out .Think they are only open weekends ,Cheers Shaun & Gloria .
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