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Explore Queen Victoria’s Seaside Haven at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight

Discover Queen Victoria’s stunning seaside retreat at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, where history comes alive. Wander through the opulent audience room and the elegant drawing and dining rooms, each exuding regal splendour, right here at Osborne House.

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Don’t miss the Durbar Room at Osborne House, adorned with spectacular Indian décor, reflecting Osborne’s grandeur during the Empress of India’s era.

The Osborne House estate also features fascinating displays of intricately crafted gifts presented to Queen Victoria. Take a break at the Terrace Restaurant at Osborne House for lunch or afternoon tea. As you stroll through the historic grounds, keep an eye out for native red squirrels and commemorative trees planted for special anniversaries.

Queen Victoria cherished her time on the beach with her family at Osborne House.

The royal children learned to swim here, and you can see the specially made bathing machine used by the Queen. Enjoy the view from Queen’s Alcove, where she often sketched or wrote letters. Indulge in a delicious ice-cream sundae or knickerbocker glory at the café, relax on the shore, paddle in the sea, or recline in a deckchair.

During half-term, don’t miss Victoria’s Family Day Out at Osborne House. Experience traditional fairground rides like swing boats and a helter-skelter, enjoy the antics of the palace jester, and be amazed by skilled magicians’ illusions. Live Victorian music performed by Sounds of Time will enhance the festive atmosphere throughout the day.

For a memorable visit steeped in royal history and breathtaking scenery, make sure to explore Osborne House on the Isle of Wight this half-term. Perfect for families and history enthusiasts alike, Osborne House offers a unique glimpse into the life of Queen Victoria and her family.

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