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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.
18 Results In Or Near Cowes
1.6 miles from 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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1.6 miles from centre of Cowes
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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 ...
4.9 miles from centre of Cowes
Dog/Pet friendly
Parking Available
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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 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.
5.9 miles from centre of Cowes
Parking Available
Shop
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.
7.6 miles from centre of Cowes
Disabled access
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 centre of Cowes
Disabled Access
Parking Available
Guided Tours
Home to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
7.9 miles from centre of Cowes
Disabled Access
Parking Available
Shop
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.
8.1 miles from centre of Cowes
Disabled Access
Guided Tours
Once the gatehouse of medieval Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538.
8.1 miles from centre of Cowes
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Shop
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.
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