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1. Osbourne House

Top 10 ten places to visit in South East England - Isle of Wight

Osbourne House


Welcome to Queen Victoria’s palace by the sea. After first visiting Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, England’s longest-reigning monarch wrote: ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot’. Look out for Victorian opulence, extravagant interiors, and jaw-dropping Indian décor in the Durbar Room.

However, Osborne was also built as a family home and as you walk through the Queen’s bedroom, the nursery rooms and even royal bathrooms, you get an intimate glimpse into royal family life. Children will love the Swiss Cottage with its child-size furniture and also enjoy letting off steam in the play area. 

There are acres of grounds and gardens to relax in, horse and carriage rides to take and a delightful restaurant and café. It is not surprising that Osborne House, come rain or shine, is one of the Isle of Wight’s top attractions for the whole family and provides a great day out.

Osbourne House
Address:
Osbourne House
Isle of Wight
PO32 6JX
England, UK

Osbourne House
Opening Times:
1st April - 30th September, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday (house closes 5.00 pm) 
1st - 31st October, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Sunday
3rd November - 21st March, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January                 

Osbourne House
Admission:
Adult  £10.90, grounds only  £8.40
Children  £5.50 grounds only £4.20
Concession  £9.30, grounds only £7.20
English Heritage Members  Free
Family Ticket  £27.30, grounds only £21.00

T  +44 (0)1983 200022

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