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Osborne

Cowes

Type:Historic House / Palace

Osborne House Estate, East Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO32 6JX

Tel: +44 01983 200022

Osborne

About

Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight. After first visiting Osborne, England’s longest-reigning monarch wrote: 'It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot'.

Highlights include:

• Victorian opulence and extravagant interiors
• Stunning Indian décor of the Durbar Room
• Private apartments including the Queen’s bedroom, nursery rooms and royal bathrooms
• The Swiss Cottage - chalet built for the royal children
• Extensive grounds - stunning views across the Solent
• A Victorian Walled Garden • Hothouses containing exotic plants
• A delightful restaurant and café

Don't forget to check out our extensive events at www.english-heritage.org.uk/events or call 0870 3331181 for more information Prices may vary at special events. Address: York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hants PO32 6JX. Tel: 01983 200022 1 mile south east of East Cowes.

DRIVE LESS SEE MORE EXPERIENCES:
If you are on your bike take the way marked Taste Round the Island Cycle Route from Wootton or East Cowes and diverts off at Beatrice Avenue to Osborne house the home of Queen Victoria. A day ride to this English Heritage site.

* Taste Round the Island Cycle Route page and map: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/bicycle-island/taste-round-the-island-route
* Bus Route - 4 or 5. More info - http://www.islandbuses.info/

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£13.90 per ticket
Child Ticket (5-15 Yrs)£8.30 per ticket
Concession Ticket£12.50 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children)£36.10 per ticket
MembersFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift - To first floor
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly

Parking & Transport

  • Green Transport - On bus routes, bike stands available. Walk from East Cowes ferry is 20 minutes
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3-4 hours
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 11
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction - Osborne House and Swiss Cottage
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Winter guided tours only

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3021 to East Cowes.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Ryde, A3021 to East Cowes.

Public Transport Directions

Train; Ryde Espalande 7 miles, Wootton (IOW Steam railway) 3miles.

Bus; Southern Vectis 4, Ryde E Cowes, 5 Newport – E Cowes.

Ferry; Ferry East Cowes 1 ½ miles (Wightlink 08713761000) (Hovertravel (023) 9281 1000 ) ( Red Funnel -0844 844 9988). For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -14/15 Bronze Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 14/15 Bronze Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Summer (1 Apr 2017 - 2 Nov 2018)
Winter (3 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)

* 16th February - 20th February 2015: Open Everyday: 10:00 - 16:00
24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan closed.

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