Osborne House and formal gardens, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Osborne House and formal gardens, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Photograph taken October 1999 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 18536/01

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House as a private retreat and greatly extended it. The present house developed in the Italianate style between 1845-51 and was designed by Prince Albert and Thomas Cubitt. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.