Osborne House

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East Cowes, Isle of Wight,
Hampshire, PO32 6JY


Listed By

William Donelson

0000-00-00 00:00:00

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

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

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

For winter and spring openings call for details.

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

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.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Horse and Carriage ride available at various times of the year at an extra cost. Call site for more information.

Garden Features & Events

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.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Seaview Hotel, Seaview Kings Head, Yarmouth

Inns & Pubs:

New Inn, Shalfleet

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Carisbrooke Castle Yarmouth Castle Walmer Castle and gardens. Down House (home of C. Darwin)

Description of Garden

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.

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