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Visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria's holiday home

It's impossible to imagine a prettier spot,' Queen Victoria once said of this East Cowes historic house. Built as the royal's summer home, the manor is decorated in opulent colours and fabrics, with a beautiful Swiss cottage designed for her children.

Visit Osborne House to tour the Queen's extravagant private apartments and the stunning Victorian walled gardens.

Delve into the Royal Collection

Osborne House is home to Queen Victoria's Royal Collection, a range of antiques and treasures from her and her children's explorations.

See rare oddities like the first transatlantic telegram and a five-legged deer in the Swiss Cottage, and tour the state rooms to see some of the Queen's favourite paintings.

Monkey around at Monkey Haven

Less than 10 minutes by car from Osborne House, Monkey Haven is a rescue centre and sanctuary dedicated to all things monkey - they also house owls, too. Take the kids for a fun-packed afternoon meeting their favourite primates.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Osborne House? Book a stay at Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight Hotel for close proximity to Newport and Carisbrooke Castle, or try Travelodge Ryde Isle of Wight Hotel, just 20 minutes from Osborne House.