Isle of Wight
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  • English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    1. English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    Get a range of benefits with a 9-day or 16-day single or family English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass, offering free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, prehistoric remains and gardens the length and breadth of England. Only available to non-UK residents, the great value pass will save you money even if you only visit 2 or 3 attractions, making a 9-day pass suitable for a weekend break. You can visit as many English Heritage attractions as you like, and come back as many times as you want to. But the more places you visit, the more money you save! Plan your vacation with the help of our overseas visitor Guidebook. The English Heritage website will also help you plan your visit before you travel. Once you have decided which attractions to explore, there is no need to get your money out at every attraction, and no need to keep track of your spending. The monuments bring the ...

    We were able to visit quite a few places that we might otherwise have not seen- a great opportunity; as well as the ones we had planned on going to.

  • 3-day Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast Small-Group Tour

    2. 3-day Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast Small-Group Tour

    Day 1: Get your sunglasses and sun cream ready, you’re departing London and heading to the sunny, southern Isle of Wight. First, head to the ancient port-city of Portsmouth. This bustling spot blends modern marvels with centuries of sea-faring stories. You can grab a bite to eat here before your guide picks you up and takes you to the ferry at Gunwharf Terminal. It takes less than an hour and there’s plenty of onboard refreshments. Your first stop on the Isle of Wight is the important religious site of Quarr Abbey. The building here is beautiful and combines French, Byzantine, and Moorish designs. Then, you will get to meet some real local heroes. In the evening, you'll arrive at the unforgettably quaint village of Shanklin in time for an early dinner.  Day 2: Today, you’re going to discover the unmissable highlights of the Isle of Wight. After an enjoyable breakfast you will venture...

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

A wonderful experience of Victorian life through the eyes of the royal family. Beautiful furniture and paintings. The Swiss Cottage designed by Prince Albert from his happy childhood memories with his brother and built in the grounds for his children is a lovely example of a Swiss chalet furnished with 3/4 size furniture. Each child had their own garden and they are still maintained today. It’s quite a long walk from the house so if you are physically challenged like me it’s best to take the complimentary shuttle service. ‘

Wonderfully maintained & very interesting! Well worth a visit & magnificent gardens to walk in & a great view of the private beach. Easy to imagine Queen Victoria & Prince Albert and their family spending time here. Very interesting to see how talented Queen Victoria & her many children were.

Absolutely beautiful, such a gem, breathtaking interiors,, paintings and artifacts .A warm atmosphere welcoms you and lots of guides on hand to point you in the right direction and there for you to ask any questions you have about the history of this amazing home .

Osborne house was brilliant but get there early. The grounds are stunning. Onto Donkey sanctuary well looked after donkeys

Lovely place. Beautiful private beach. Well worth a visit