Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Osborne House is one of the Isle of Wight's most beautiful, historic and popular attractions.
The property now owned by English Heritage, was owned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and they used it as their very own private holiday home.
Osborne House house is huge, and it was built in the Italianate style in order to fit into its setting on an island whose temperate climate and panoramic views over the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples.
“It's impossible to imagine a prettier spot” said Queen Victoria
This is because of how beautiful and amazing the views from the house truly are. The inside of the historic and picturesque house is just as stunning as it is on the outside. It has magnificent state rooms where the Queen of England entertained her important guests.
Osborne house was built specifically for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert, its architecture and furnishings reflect their passions, taste and style.
Outside of the house are heavenly gardens complementing the 'royal palace by the sea'. The grounds sweep down to it's the house's own beach where there is a cafe to enjoy lunch or a cup of coffee, when you wander down the paths to reach the beach you'll be treated to breathtaking views.
"We have quite a charming beach to ourselves," Victoria wrote in 1845,
and it was at Osborne beach that the Queen regularly bathed and her children learned to swim.
Be sure to visit Osborne House and dip your toes in the water of the queen's exclusive beach and explore the vast estate where Victorian garden parties were once a regular occurrence.