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- Osborne, Queen Victoria's family home, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight. After first visiting Osborne, England's longest-reigning monarch wrote: 'It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot'. Highlights include: Victorian opulence and extravagant interiors. Stunning Indian decor of the Durbar Room. Private apartments including the Queen's bedroom, nursery rooms and royal bathrooms. Queen Victoria's beach with cafe and bathing machine. The Swiss Cottage - chalet built for the royal children. Extensive grounds with stunning views across the Solent. A Victorian walled Garden. Hothouses containing exotic plants. A delightful restaurant and cafe.