Visit the royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived. Admire the State Rooms and look into the Family Rooms. The grounds are a joy to explore with stunning views of the Solent and Queen Victoria's Beach. Dine on the Terrace Restaurant, or have afternoon tea in the Orangery.
What makes it special
- See where Queen Victoria holidayed
- Fantastic views
To March 2019:
Monday & Tuesday: closed (except school holidays)
Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00
Every day 10:00 to 18:00 (except Bank Holidays closes at 16:00)
English Heritage Member: Free
Adult: £18.50 (with Gift Aid £20.40)
Child (5-17 years): £11.10 (with Gift Aid £12.30)
Concession: £16.70 (with Gift Aid £18.40)
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £48.10 (with Gift Aid £53.10)
Before 1st April and after 4th November it's cheaper.
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