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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Cowes

Cowes is the main port of the Isle of Wight and a centre for yachting where sailors from all over the world compete and various saling events. Cowes has some excellent shops in its pedestrianised high street as well as restaurants, pubs and cafes. At East Cowes is the magnificent Osborne House the holiday home of Queen Victoria, which is open to the public as well as the restored gardens. Regular ferries run between Cowes and Southampton making it a great place to explore at any time of year. Places to Visit in or near Cowes Osborne House and Osborne House are listed below.
19 Results In Or Near Cowes
1.6 miles from the centre of Cowes
Explore the Royal Gardens at Osborne House Osborne House and gardens were originally designed by Prince Albert and Cubitt for the Royal Family. The Italianate designs for the terraced formal gardens, complement the house. They have been restored to their Victorian layout and are planted in seasonally changing Victorian bedding. The walled fruit and flower garden includes a variety of trained fruit trees, expansive cut flower borders, and rose and fruit arches. The herbaceous borders ...
1.6 miles from the centre of Cowes
Discover the intimate world of Queen Victoria at Osborne House Osborne House was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a private holiday home. It was designed by Prince Albert and built by Thomas Cubitt in Italianate style. Many of the rooms have been preserved and unaltered since the death of Queen Victoria, here in 1901. Osborne reflects Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's passions, tastes and style. Ornate furnishings and artefacts from The Royal Collection fill rooms and c...
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4.9 miles from the centre of Cowes
Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. The 200-acre site boasts extensive woodland and riverside areas lined with the world-famous Rothschild rhododendron and rare tree collections. Plus a newly-restored iris garden, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, aromatic herbaceous borders and so much more! Exbury also includes a miniature steam railway.
5.9 miles from the centre of Cowes
Right on the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the New Forest, Buckler's Hard is an 18th century shipbuilding village, which is now a major visitor attraction, featuring a maritime museum and reconstructed period cottage interiors.
5.9 miles from the centre of Cowes
Bordering the Beaulieu River in the picturesque New Forest, the 18th Century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard offers a fascinating maritime museum, period cottage reconstructions and more.
7.6 miles from the centre of Cowes
All the food served at The Montagu Arms' restaurant has been grown in the on-site organic garden, or is sourced from the New Forest, the wider Hampshire area an
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7.9 miles from the centre of Cowes
Home to The National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
7.9 miles from the centre of Cowes
Home to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
8.1 miles from the centre of Cowes
Once the gatehouse of medieval Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538.
8.1 miles from the centre of Cowes
Once the gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538, following the dissolution of the monasteries.
8.3 miles from the centre of Cowes
Terrace Restaurant & Bar is all about relaxed all-day dining with a contemporary twist. Awarded the AA Rosette for fine cuisine, it offers hearty British cuisine with some subtle Spanish influences, with emphasis on fresh and local produce.
8.3 miles from the centre of Cowes
Caudalie is a charming French skincare brand that unites modern, scientific technology with ancient traditions from the Bordeaux vineyards. The Vinotherapists at Caudalie are extensively trained to deliver the highest level of luxury, guests are encouraged to indulge in an array of treatment experiences.
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8.4 miles from the centre of Cowes
8.8 miles from the centre of Cowes
The Seaview Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is a classic yet contemporary, stylish Victorian retreat located in the fishing village of Seaview on the Isle of Wight. The Restaurant which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, offers a fantastic menu of British dishes all served in a contemporary setting. The terrace enjoys stunning views of the Solent. The food has a real wow factor and the menu is designed to reflect the seasons dependent on the relative abundance of local produce or season, you ...
9.1 miles from the centre of Cowes
Explore the Mottistone Manor garden Mottistone Manor garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the island. Set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, the gardens with their colourful borders, shrub-filled banks and grassy terraces surround an Elizabethan manor house (tenanted). Drought resistant plants, including those from the Mediterranean zone and Southern Hemisphere are being trialled here to see how they adapt to our cha...
9.1 miles from the centre of Cowes
City Museum & Records Office is dedicated to local history, `The Story of Portsmouth´ display room settings showing life in Portsmouth from the 17th century to the 1950s. Experience the different life-styles from the working poor to the affluent `Victorian Parlour´ along with a 1930s `Art Deco´ dining room and a 1950s front-room complete with flying ducks on the wall. The Museum has a fine and decorative art gallery with a temporary exhibition gallery and regular changing exhibitions. The Rec...
9.3 miles from the centre of Cowes
The D-Day Story gives a fascinating insight into the events of the Normandy Landings, and what those taking part had to face. Through artefacts, personal testimonies and audio-visuals, the museum tells the story of the historic day - showcasing the epic made personal, and the personal made epic.
9.5 miles from the centre of Cowes
There is so much to do at Manor Farm and Country Park in Southampton that you may want to come back straight away after your first visit. Make the acquaintance of Mrs Earwicker, the farmer's wife, down on the Victorian Farm and take a farmyard walk to learn about how life was lived in the 1800s. There are lots of animals for the children to meet (we love the chicks and ducks), you can help with the milking of the cows and even learn about Victorian farming equipment. Over in the school room, ...
11.9 miles from the centre of Cowes
Meet some amazing animals and birds that live in this natural woodland learn some fascinating facts about European bison, lynx, wolves, otters etc etc
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