Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

May 2017: Osborne, Isle of Wight

I used part of my time in Southampton to visit Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. It was my first return to the island since I spent a week there in the summer of 1989. The 19th-century building in an Italianate style was a favourite residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. After Victoria died, the house was considered surplus to the requirements of the royal estates and was given to the nation. Today, the property is in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public.

Red Funnel Ferry to East Cowes

Osborne House

Base: Mercure Dolphin, Southampton

Linked reports from same trip:

Hexham & Hadrian's Wall