Osborne House Gardens

Osborne House Gardens

Osborne House and Gardens once the retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Osborne House and Garden is a great day out and place to visit. After her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840, Queen Victoria felt the need for a family residence in the country. To use her own words, ‘a place of one’s own – quiet and retired’. Osborne House and Gardens was acquired to fulfil this role.
In keeping with the house, the terrace gardens were designed in formal Italianate style by Cubitt and Prince Albert himself. The walled garden has been restored as part of the Contemporary Heritage Gardens scheme run by English Heritage. The grounds at Osborne House are a delight with the Victorian spirit of the garden recaptured for modern visitors.
You can now visit the private beach overlooking the Solent where Queen Victoria used to bathe.

Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website.Osborne House and Gardens

Open most of year - English Heritage See website for details. Shop, refreshments, partial disabled access.
Guided tours at other times by appointment.


  • Telephone: 01983 200022
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  • Street: Osborne House
  • Postcode: PO32 6JX
  • City: East Cowes
  • County: Isle of Wight
  • Country: United Kingdom


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