OSBORNE HOUSE

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OSBORNE HOUSE

Osborne was the holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert - and their nine children - a palatial pile designed by Albert in Italian Renaissance style. Victoria had loved the Isle of Wight since childhood and Albert said that the Solent reminded him of the Bay of Naples. The royal couple even bought a real Swiss Cottage from Switzerland for the children, where the youngsters could learn important life-skills like gardening and preparing afternoon tea. This can still be visited. Further highlights include the royal apartments, nursery and the family's private bathing beach. Even after Albert's death, Victoria loved visiting Osborne House; she died there in 1901.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
York Avenue
East Cowes
County
Isle of Wight
Post Code
PO32 6JX
Main Historic Period
Victorian
Link to featured article
Primary Management
English Heritage

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