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Last week we looked at what to see and do if you booked one of our holiday cottages in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. With today’s guide we’re moving a little to the East …

Osborne House, at East Cowes, is one of the island’s most visited attractions. Built in the mid nineteenth century, this fabulous mansion was the summer residence of Queen Victoria, and makes a great day out for all the family. Visit the royal rooms and apartments, including the Durbar room packed with glittering Indian treasures, and enjoy the beautiful grounds, featuring an original walled garden and hot houses filled with exotic plants from the Tropics.

For an altogether different perspective of island life, take to the trees at Goodleaf Tree Climbing Adventures, which will have you swinging through the trees, monkey-style, in no time at all, or for a more sedate view on East Cowes and its history, call in at the Heritage Centre in town.

To read more about places to visit in Cowes, please click here.

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