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Visit Osborne car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

English Heritage’s Osborne Estate is just 1.3 miles from East Cowes, and can easily be reached by bus from East Cowes, Ryde Esplanade or Newport.

There are ferries from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington to the Isle of Wight and easy bus connections to Osborne.

Our journey planner will find the best route from your starting point, and will show you train, ferry, bus times and walking routes.

Enjoy 20% off entry when you visit us car-free, showing a train or bus ticket or a bike helmet on arrival – terms and conditions apply.

Cyclists welcome. Plan your cycle route here. There is also a 65 mile Round the Isle of Wight Cycle Route which links each of the ferry ports, and passes the entrance to Osborne.

ASAP Taxis 01983 244444 and Advanced Taxis 07500 4561500 are both based in East Cowes and can be booked to connect with ferry arrivals and departures.

Enjoy the scenic ferry over the Solent to the Isle of Wight on the way to Osborne.

Save money with a combined train and ferry tickets are available to Ryde or East Cowes, starting from your local station.

Southern Vectis offer 24 and 48 hour tickets for unlimited travel across the island bus network.

English Heritage’s Carisbrooke Castle is just outside Newport, and can be reached on bus 7 from Newport.

Osborne access page.

About Osborne

Today, a visit to Osborne offers something for everyone to enjoy. Inside the house, get an intimate glimpse into royal life as you explore private apartments and grand reception rooms lined with furnishings and artworks from the Royal Collection.
Outside, wander among flower-filled gardens, discover the quirky museum in the Swiss Cottage and relax on the beach where the royal children learnt to swim.
Don't miss:
• See Queen Victoria's very own bathing machine on her private beach
• Explore Victoria and Albert's personal collection of art and furniture
• Play like the royal children with two play areas and fun family trails

For any queries about visiting contact Osborne on 0370 333 1181 or customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Address: York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JT. Visit Website