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Buckler's Hard

Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616203
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Took my wife and two daughters at the end of our holiday to Bournemouth to BH to see what it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pritesh M
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Interesting with good museum. Not a lot there otherwise

We visited on a damp day and rapidly ran out of things to do. Having visited a few houses (the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nigel B
Westbury, United Kingdom
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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).
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (129 reviews)
“the pub” (134 reviews)
“the cottages” (71 reviews)
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Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616203
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my wife and two daughters at the end of our holiday to Bournemouth to BH to see what it is like. We got a family ticket for just under £20, so a reasonable price. There is a lot to see and there is a...More

Thank Pritesh M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a damp day and rapidly ran out of things to do. Having visited a few houses (the chapel is fascinating), taken a boat trip (disappointing) and eaten in the Master Builder's House Hotel (good) we spent a fascinating hour in the museum.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the afternoon which included a 30 mins river cruise. The museum was really interesting to look around and good to have a pub on site too!

Thank Jonelle_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a full half day here with lunch at the pub. Good value. The museum is packed with interesting stuff for all ages. One of the cottages is open and next door is a chapel. The river is pretty here and you could just...More

1  Thank 316Wez
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful day out, so much history and a really knowledgeable guide ( Great lady but didn't catch her name ) well worth a visit and at £6.50 you really can't argue for value.

1  Thank sven8t4
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Scenic circular walking route that leads to Buckler's yard which is 2 miles long. The views here are wonderful and would be nice for a picnic etc

Thank Nausheen12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We sailed in from the Solent and motored up the river, mooring at the marina. It's beautiful and picturesque, rather like going back in time.

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited today and had a brilliant day. The museum church and shipwrights house were really well laid out and interesting. We walked over to Beaulieu along the footpath and back. The pub served good coffee as did the cafe at the entrance. A really...More

Thank pamconiam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent! You must go and see this place. Small museum and an interesting village that oozes history. Fascinating information on wooden ship building and the people who built them. Great food available. A trip on the river is available for a small charge; brilliant!

Thank Ethelbert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. Visited the Museum and went on the boat ride all very informative, didn't have time to see the rest but will definitely return.

Thank Roy A
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13 May 2017|
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Response from 6family2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi The tea room was good for a snack when visiting Butlers hard,but perhaps not for a special occasion
27 April 2017|
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Response from Sue L | Reviewed this property |
The car park isn't that big but spaces are big enough for motor homes with good turning space.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Mic L | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that dogs will be allowed on the river but not sure about the museum other than guide dogs. We didn't do either as we were already on the river -sailing. I hope this helps? Mic