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photoblog image Osborne House - Part 2 3/6

Osborne House - Part 2 3/6

A walk down the wooded valley from the house leads one to the Osborne Beach where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert spent many enjoyable hours with their family. A writing by the Queen reads ‘"We drove down to the seashore and remained there for an hour playing with the children who were so happy." Queen Victoria's Journal, 5 March 1846. The beach was opened to the public in July, 2012 and comes complete with toilets and a shop/tearoom.

Osborne House - Part 2 3/6

A walk down the wooded valley from the house leads one to the Osborne Beach where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert spent many enjoyable hours with their family. A writing by the Queen reads ‘"We drove down to the seashore and remained there for an hour playing with the children who were so happy." Queen Victoria's Journal, 5 March 1846. The beach was opened to the public in July, 2012 and comes complete with toilets and a shop/tearoom.

comments (19)

Nice beachy photo.
Brian Walbey: It was quite nice spending some time wandering about there.
C'est une très jolie photo de plage. J'aime bien l'environnement.
Brian Walbey: It was quite nice spending some time wandering about there.
It looks just wonderful, Brian! Very nice composition!
Brian Walbey: It was quite nice spending some time wandering about there.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2016, 06:29
You were very lucky with the weather that day Brian
Brian Walbey: It was a brilliant day for weather, we were very lucky.
it is a day with strong light and shadows, Brian. not too many people getting down in the water though.
Brian Walbey: Being the private beach at a royal house it is not the sort of place where normal beach activities would take place.
It does look idyllic for summer fun, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It was a brilliant day for weather, we were very lucky.
What a lovely beach Brian!
Brian Walbey: Just imagine having this all to yourself apart from the servants to look after every need.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 7 Sep 2016, 07:42
Perhaps another holiday in the IoW is called for, Brian. I would like to see all this
Brian Walbey: Well worth a visit Lisl, but if you do go make sure you give yourself a whole day, there is a lot to see and a lot of ground to cover, although small dormobiles are available to go from one place to the other.
I did not realise that the house was so close to the sea Brian, that must have added a few grand to its value.
Brian Walbey: It is quite a long walk from the house to this beach so we took advantage of the shuttle bus.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Sep 2016, 08:09
Heh, finally understood. I was wondering why they go to the beach, only for an hour. Then I noticed it was in March.

The Osborne's really had it made, by the looks of it - their own beach!
Brian Walbey: It was certainly beach weather while we were there in the summer. BTW the family name wasn't Osborne, that is just the name of the house. Queen Victoria married into the Saxe-Coburg family, of which her mother was already a part of, and her husband, Albert, was her 1st.cousin. Because of the German connection the family name in the U.K.was changed to Windsor in 1917, during WWI.
I didn't know about this Brian
Brian Walbey: There is not only this beach but a Swiss Cottage as well, see Sunday, fortunately a shuttle,bus is available to run one around.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Sep 2016, 10:47
It looks like a wonderful place to relax, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it was when Victoria, Albert, the children and an army of servants had it all to themselves Ray.
It looks to be a lovely place where many would flock on good days. Reminds me of here in summer - filled with people!
Brian Walbey: Sadly it wasn't open to the many, strictly Queen Victoria and her family only. It is only recently that English Heritage, who now run Osborne, have opened the beach up to the general public.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Sep 2016, 11:43
A fine situation it is, too. Was the bathing hut open? it was not when I visited.
Brian Walbey: yes the bathing hut was open, see Thursdays posting.
It has everything you need then, Brian, if it's good enough for Queen Vic'....smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed Frank, although I can't imagine English Heritage would be happy if people treated it like they would Blackpool or Skegness etc.!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2016, 14:31
It looks a great place for a walk Brian.
Brian Walbey: It was nice Anne with a nice walk to the Swiss Cottage which I will be showing on Sunday. Sorry that should be Saturday Anne.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Sep 2016, 14:43
a nice beach - and I see Queen Victoria's bathing hut- she loved bathing and swimming , almost every day in summer months.
Brian Walbey: I'm posting a picture of the bathing hut on Thursday.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Sep 2016, 14:46
"… picking up shells is such a never ending joy to the children. How it pleases their young minds!" Queen Victoria’s Journal, 24 March 1851
Brian Walbey: Not just children, Maureen loves picking up shells.
A nice looking spot and not too crowded.
Brian Walbey: It is nice Tom but quite a stroll from the main house, there is a little bus does round trips for those who want to use it.

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