On the north East Coast of the Island, just a short hop from the Red Funnel Car Ferry, you’ll find the palatial holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, at Osborne House in Whippingham. Osborne was built by Thomas Cubitt in the mid 1800's, Osborne House became Queen Victoria's beloved country getaway on the Isle of Wight and is an English Heritage site.
The House and gardens are open to the public all year round, and you can enjoy a guided tour of the house which is filled with original furnishings and priceless artworks, and get a real insight into royal family life 200 years ago.
Wander through the many acres of beautiful gardens, a private bathing beach, private apartments and guided walks, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.
The private beach at Osborne has been opened to the public for all to enjoy, and on display is the fully restored bathing machine Queen Victoria used to protect her modesty whilst taking a dip.