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Address: Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1590 616203
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you...

On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you will find the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard, the unique and picturesque village where warships for Nelson’s navy were built. Visit the historic cottage displays recreating 18th century life, take a delightful riverside walk or enjoy a cruise on the tranquil Beaulieu River. Gift shop and Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Open every day (except Christmas Day).

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Good museum explaining origin of Bucklers Hard, pretty views. Bar and restaurant, gift shop, boat trips.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Beaulieu, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buckles Hard, located on the Beaulieu river has a very long history dating back to building boats for Lord Nelsons fleet used in the Battle of Trafalgar. The Master Builders House hotel is ideally situated on the river front and is beautifully maintained and has extensive gardens and outdoor areas. The adjoining Musuem provides a wealth of information on the... More 

Thank Robyn M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Cruise and lovely seeing how the other half live and enjoyed meeting the living history characters. not really much to see but a good day out

Thank Globetrottersanon
Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting for it's history, with lovely views. You can have lunch / stop for a drink, visit the museum, take a boat trip or just enjoy a walk to here from Beaulieu and then relax.

Thank marchX1588ZJ
Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are in the New Forest area for a week, staying at Lymington. Looking for something to do today we randomly stuck a pin in the map and came up with Buckler's Hard (no sniggering, please). It is what remains of a village which was a hive of industry in the late 18th/early 19th century. The industry in question was... More 

Thank Petherwin
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good museum explaining origin of Bucklers Hard, pretty views. Bar and restaurant, gift shop, boat trips.

Thank BillericayEssex
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous day out with lots to do. The cafe before you enter had amazing value for money food. Great history all around

Thank donziemarie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had never heard of this place until i visited Beaulieu. It is one of the most interesting places I have been to. So much history that dates back centuries. Being alongside the river is an added bonus. Peaceful and tranquil. The museum is well worth a visit. It tells you everything you want to know. Lovely pub and cafe... More 

Thank PETE49
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ideal for a day out. Plenty of parking, museum and cafe. Lovely position on river and sometimes there is a boat giving trips along the river. Nice area to walk around and some houses can be visited. Enjoy a drink and sandwich in the old pub .

Thank LondonBenelliott
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125 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wifey and I visited here on a bright Saturday morning, just when it opened. Large car park. Upon entry, the café is on the right, beyond that is the ticket booth. After purchasing our tickets, we went back to the café to look at some leaflets over a cuppa. We decided to do the boat tour first (for an additional... More 

Thank Elmbird
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely setting you can walk around the buildings. Enjoy a drink in the pub, have a ice cream and go on the river cruise. The Gypsy Moth is in the harbour for everyone to see. All worth doing!

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