Queen Victoria’s Palace by the Sea.
Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight. After first visiting Osborne, England’s longest-reigning monarch wrote: ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot’.
Victorian opulence and extravagant interiors, stunning Indian décor of the Durbar Room, private apartments including the Queen’s bedroom, nursery rooms and royal bathrooms, the Swiss Cottage – chalet built for the royal children and extensive grounds with stunning views across the Solent.
Winner of Sandford Award 2008