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Osborne House, East Cowes

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. Osborne House is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, East Cowes Edition.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Lovely house and gardens. Used the mini bus to get from the entrance to Swiss Cottage, then walked down to the beach and had a paddle, then got the mini bus back up to the house. Worth using if walkin...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    The sun finally paid us a visit so we set for the beach, with a country mansion thrown in. What was not to like. Beautiful house, gardens and beach. My wife and son (8) studied lots of the particulars...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    This is a lovely old house with well dressed rooms complimenting the architectural beauty. Adding to this is the royal connection to Queen Victoria, who used this beautiful place as her family retreat...  more »
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  • One of the single most impressive places I've been in a very long time. The history of this place is immense and the interior is just beautiful. When you walk the halls of the main house you can imagine how the royals of the time walked the same floors. To think that you are standing in the room Queen Victoria spent her last day is astounding. The grand rooms and even grander furniture of the house are stunning. Coupled with the lovely grounds to have a walk around and the Swiss cottage and beach, this is one of my favourite places on the island.
  • So much information in such beautiful soroundings. House is a Marvel to view and the walks to both the beach and Swiss cottage lend their own unique experiences. Walled garden rounded off an amazing day. Food at Terrace restaurant was very good and staff were very friendly despite being clearly stretched at times.
  • Impressive historic House with paintings and bronzes and period features aplenty. The Terrace restaurant had a good range of simple but tasty dishes to choose from including the famous Victoria Sponge.
  • This is the best stately home we have visited. Full of amazing facts. The guides and assistants are so knowledgeable too. It's a must do if you are on the Island. There is so much to see.
  • Incredible architecture inside and out. A fantastic experience and well worth the visit. The ceiling sculpting and paintings are incredible. A lovely walk down to the beach also. Plenty of parking and two cafes.

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