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Address: Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
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+44 1590 616203
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Beautiful location & Interesting history

Extremely well presented historical information, which kept our family group - aged 6 to 66 - fully engaged. The location is beautiful, alongside the river, and the .are a delight.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a day trip to the New Forest and made a short visit. We had lunch at the tea shop, which was good albeit a bit limited for choice. Then went into the village with a very reasonable family ticket for £19.70. The museum was great and packed with information but we just loved the cottages, chapel and... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extremely well presented historical information, which kept our family group - aged 6 to 66 - fully engaged. The location is beautiful, alongside the river, and the .are a delight.

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Thank ChristchurchMike
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibit was so interesting. We spent a couple of hours going through the place. Admission is £6.90 for Adults, and well worth it. Lots of great stuff to read and look at. Especially if you are into Naval history, you won't want to miss this.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful surroundings and views. Great museums and shops.Fantastic walks available. Great pub and restaurant with areas to sit outside

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few hours at Buckkers Hard. It's a lovely place to visit with lovely views over the river estuary. Entry fees are very reasonable and if you think there's a chance you might visit more than once in a year then annual subscription would only cost £12 which is a bargain. The cottages don't take too long to... More 

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Thank Sue L
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty hamlet full of history. Quaint Georgian cottages, great river views, a maritime museum. The Master Builders is a great place to stay, or for afternoon tea.

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Thank Julie A
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a beautiful walk from Beaulieu village along the very picturesque River Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard. There's two walks either the route that's on a path or the river route a little bit muddy but well worth it. At the end is the the hotel, The Master Builder so good for a pint or lunch. It's nice to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Beaulieu to Bucklers hard which is a really nice walk it's about 4.5miles there and back. It's suitable for pushchairs and young children! The scenery along the way is stunning with lots of things to see, also a nice boardwalk and a birdwatching station! Our kids really enjoyed it! It's also dog friendly! The pub at bucklers... More 

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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Buckler's Hard, responded to this review

It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your walk to Buckler's Hard. Walkers arriving from Beaulieu need to purchase tickets from the admission kiosk at the top of the village to access all of the features of the attraction. We hope that you will be able to visit us again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a few times over the years everyone we have accompanied as left pleased with the visit. There was a few changes in the museum but much the rest is unchanged not that you can change a lot. The site is set in beautiful setting with good views across the river, the church and cottages are well kept and very... More 

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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Buckler's Hard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it is great to read that you enjoyed your autumn visit to Buckler’s Hard. The Maritime Museum is often updated, although the timeless quality of this preserved village will never change. We hope that you will be able to visit us again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Buckler's Hard, on a cold late January day, with friends visiting from the USA. Spent several hours walking around the museum and learnt many things. My American friends loved the attraction and came them a good insight into life of a shipbuilder. I learnt plenty as well. True we had the place pretty much to ourselves, but all the... More 

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