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Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
1st Apr -30th Sept; 10am - 6pm daily (house closes 5pm)
1st Oct - 1st Nov; 10am - 4pm daily
4th Nov - 31st Mar: 2011; 10am - 4pm; Wed-Sun
Pre-booked guided tours: 1 Nov -31 Mar Wed-Sun. Last tour 2.30pm.
Christmas tour season: 8th Nov - 4th Jan
Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan
On 18-19 July, 25-26 July & 4 Aug, the house will close at 3pm (grounds 4pm) for special events
For winter and spring openings call for details.
House & Grounds, Adult £10.20 then from 1st Apr £10.90; Child £5.10 then £5.50; Concession £8.70 then £9.30; Family £25.50 then £27.30 Grounds only, Adult £8.40 Child £4.20; Concession £7.20; Family £21 Group discount of 15% for 11 people or more.
Horse and Carriage ride available at various times of the year at an extra cost. Call site for more information.
Home of Queen Victoria for fifty years until her death here in 1901. Stunning interiors, including the Durbar Room with Indian Empire influence. Victorian Walled Garden, Swiss Cottage designed for the Royal Children. Museum.
Seaview Hotel, Seaview Kings Head, Yarmouth
New Inn, Shalfleet
Carisbrooke Castle Yarmouth Castle Walmer Castle and gardens. Down House (home of C. Darwin)
The Walled Garden features a contemporary Victorian design of triumphal arches of Victoria plums, festooned with roses, and hot houses of tropical plants. The formal terraces, recently opened for visitors, have stunning views of the Solent.
The Swiss Cottage, which was designed for the Royal Children to play in, contains complete furniture specially made for them and is surrounded by gardens where the children grew their own vegetables, which they could then cook in the kitchen of their Cottage. The little museum next door features objects collected by them.