Albert Barracks, Osborne Estate, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Albert Barracks, Osborne Estate, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Photograph taken 03 September 1999 © Rev Robert Rudd. Source Historic England Archive ref: 419906

This is a miniature fort and barracks built within the grounds of Osborne House. The fort earthworks were laid out in 1856 by the royal princes as a birthday surprise for Queen Victoria. In 1860 the barracks were built by Prince Arthur who was then 10 years old. He even made the bricks himself. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.

Location

Isle of Wight East Cowes

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

fort barracks toy leisure royal queen victoria victorian (1837 - 1901) english heritage