Osborne House

Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat. Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on January 22, 1901. Following her death, the house became surplus to royal requirements and was given to the state with a few rooms retained as a private royal museum dedicated to Queen Victoria.

The grounds include a Swiss Cottage. The cottage was dismantled and brought piece by piece from Switzerland to Osborne where it was reassembled. There, the royal children were encouraged to garden.

Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures inside the buildings of the estate.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Carisbrook Castle (8 km), Portsmouth (United Kingdom) (15 km), The Needles (25 km), Fishbourne Roman Palace (34 km), Winchester (United Kingdom) (35 km), Arundel Castle (52 km), Stonehenge (62 km), Brighton (United Kingdom) (80 km), Stourhead House and Garden (84 km), Hampton Court Palace (98 km), Bath (United Kingdom) (103 km), Hughenden Manor (106 km), Beachy Head (107 km), Oxford (United Kingdom) (111 km), Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms (115 km), London (United Kingdom) (116 km), Tower of London (118 km), Blenheim Palace (122 km), Waddesdon Manor (124 km), St Albans (United Kingdom) (129 km)

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