Osborne House named ‘Best Place for Arts, Heritage & Culture’ 2017

Osborne House, the exquisite former summer home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in East Cowes, has been named as My Isle of Wight’s ‘Best Place for Arts, Heritage & Culture’ 2017, beating stiff competition from both Carisbrooke Castle and Quay Arts. The awards were held at an intimate ceremony at The Cow Co. Tapnell on 1 February 2018.

Now in its sixth year, the accolades are the Isle of Wight’s only honors that are voted for by visitors, putting a spotlight on the island’s finest venue and tourism offerings. Almost 30,000 votes were cast for the 2017 edition of the awards, across a range of 24 categories.

Osborne house features a range of stunning spaces steeped in history, including the extravagant Durbar Room celebrating Queen Victoria’s role as Empress of India, and the spectacular Victorian Hall featuring arched windows and double doors leading out into the gardens, perfect for luxurious weddings. With its beautifully-landscaped gardens and private path down to Osborne beach, the venue also offers the ultimate destination for summer events.