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Osborne House, Hampshire

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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  • Osborne house is definitely worth a visit. Plenty to see as you walk around the house and you can easily spend hours sitting in a deck chair watching the boats in the Solent from Osborne's private bea...  read more »
  • One of my favourite English heritage properties. This is such a huge place with so much to see and do, the day just slipped away without us realising. Lovely house with beautiful views, lovely walks i...  read more »
  • Beautiful house and gardens and beach. Particularly Queen Victoria s apartments. Loads to do. Brilliant garden too. Never have I visited such a place full of so much history and interest. Definately w...  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.
  • Very disappointing. A beautiful house ruined by rude staff. Harassed for a good 5 minutes at entrance by a lady who would not take no for an answer to taking out English Heritage membership. House is beautiful but staff were uninterested in talking about it and one member of staff was very rude.beach very pretty and mini bus driver lovely. Sadly can't give more than one star due to the very rude staff
  • 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.
  • Great piece of historical Britain, however it is not a cheap place to visit, If you visit a lot of English Heritage sites, I would definitely recommend you buying a pass. Also the food and drink in the cafe are also quite expensive, and they will not allow you to eat your own sandwiches on their tables, instead we had to site on a bench away from the cafe.
  • Great family day out. The beach with punch and Judy act is really nice on a sunny day. The house is immaculate and interesting to see how queen Vic lived.
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