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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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A beautiful place

I always enjoy coming here, there's so much history! If you have an interest in historic shipbuilding, this is the place to visit! Or just sit down with a picnic and absorb the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loads of pluses and no negatives. This is a pretty place on a nice day, and so very very interesting. The museum is just about one of the best of its kind we have ever visited and we, with the kids, spent more than two hours just in the museum building, and this is before we went to the rest... More 

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Playa Blanca, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great value, great food, great staff, and a great location. We both had roast beef and PROPER Yorkshire puds

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy coming here, there's so much history! If you have an interest in historic shipbuilding, this is the place to visit! Or just sit down with a picnic and absorb the tranquillity!

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Guernsey
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Value. Superb Cafe and Pub. We were lucky to go on Gypsy Moth. The Museum was very interesting. Nice Church

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Little expensive, however we were pleasantly surprised by what turned out to be an interesting exhibition on the history of wooden boat building on the river Beaulieu and a view of the houses where some of the workers used to live. I even discovered the derivation of the term 'top dog'. Worth a visit.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice venue, great views, great food and drink, lovely service. All good. I'd go again, and I recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely place with great parking. Cafe nice,toilets good. Staff very good and helpful. Lovely view of the river. Well kept and a walk around the old houses is great. The museum is a must visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Bucklers Hard many times but not in the last 10 years so assumed the museum which we found fascinating was relatively new. There was much to see and read and it explained the history well. The admission also includes some of the other cottages and buildings which do transport you back in time. The whole area... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Headed for Bucklers Hard later than we wanted but arriving at 3.00pm believed that we had enough time to take in the village and location. We did arrive behind a large group so for the staff this was a bit of a late flurry of activity. Obviously unexpected.... Without words, we were left in no doubt that our arrival was... More 

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

We were disappointed to read your comments. We pride ourselves on providing quality customer service no matter what time of the day our visitors arrive and all of our team members are trained to give customers the best possible experience. As Buckler’s Hard closes at 4.30pm, there is sometimes concern that visitors will have enough time to experience all that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit great very helpful staff and totally refurbished both the Reception Centre and the Museum. This facility gives you a very good insight into the life and times of the people living and working building ships at Buckler's Hard around 1700 > We visited in December but I can say that it would be... More 

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