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Buckler's Hard

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Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
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Overnight stay in the marina

5 knot journey down the River Beaulieu to the Bucklers Hard marina visitors berth by the fuel... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan B
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Walk Beaulieu to Bucklers hard

We did this walk Tuesday 10th April 2018 we found the scenic path close to the river very very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hullwalker
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HUll
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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” (140 reviews)
“the pub” (149 reviews)
“the cottages” (85 reviews)
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Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
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"boat trip"
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"maritime museum"
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"woodland walk"
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"beaulieu river"
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"tea room"
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"small museum"
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"master builder"
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"excellent museum"
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"nice walk"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"step back in time"
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"beautiful setting"
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"worth a visit"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

5 knot journey down the River Beaulieu to the Bucklers Hard marina visitors berth by the fuel berth. Extremely scenic location, very quiet and calm with lovely views of wildlife. Fast flowing river so care to be taken when manoeuvring. An expensive marina fees but...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this walk Tuesday 10th April 2018 we found the scenic path close to the river very very muddy so would avoid until drier. Walk was very lovely lots of spring flowers and great scenery.

Thank Hullwalker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tranquil place to reflect on those days of old. If visiting Beaulieu Museum, get tickets for BH there and get a 30% discount, hightly recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The new museum is well worth an extended visit; take a guided tour round the site to learn a lot more than just looking. Lunch in the Master Builder's House is much more preferable than the Captain's Cabin cafe (this is OK but the lunch...More

Thank Mike B
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Buckler's Hard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you particularly enjoyed discovering the Maritime Museum and the role Buckler’s Hard played in shipbuilding history. We do offer a good selection of choices for lunch at the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms, though obviously the Master...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to go to Bucklers Hard to walk the dog. When we got there we were told that we couldn’t park in the car park without paying £7.50 each. We quickly turned back around and parked at the Hotel down the road. The walk...More

Thank Tammy B
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Buckler's Hard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Buckler’s Hard is a visitor attraction and there is an admission fee for entrance. We do try to ensure that the admission charge offers good value for money as it includes entrance to the Maritime Museum, shipbuilders’ cottages and chapel, as well as private parking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 2 young children here for the afternoon today it's a great place packed with history and a brilliant museum we also took the river boat cruise highly recommended the captain was a blast on the tannoy.

Thank Jamie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited whilst staying down the road, the museum is pretty extensive and captured my imagination with regard to what life must have been like for those building these big 20+ gun ships with no power tool etc. Can imagine it would be great on a...More

Thank Jim M
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Buckler's Hard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We hope your visit to Buckler’s Hard cheered up what would otherwise have been a miserable Monday! The development of this historic village is truly fascinating and it’s fantastic to hear that you found it so interesting. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon at Buckler's Hard learning he history of this ship yard and how it supported Nelson in his battles with the French. well worth a visit if you're in the area

Thank Neil H
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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Buckler's Hard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We’re pleased you enjoyed learning how warships were built at Buckler’s Hard for Nelson’s Navy including his favourite, Agamemnon. We do hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attraction was fine for a damp Spring day. The location is very pretty. The museum is very informative and tells the history of ship building at Buckler's Hard. Lovely to have a look inside the cottage though none of us liked the figures (wax...More

Thank Chica669
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always walk from Beaulieu village to Buckler's hard and back on a sunny day! It is a stunning place on the river, an attraction in it own right for history enthusiast! There is a small museum, some old cottages to visit.On some days the...More

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SussexDolly
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
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vdubcampers
26 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.
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3sonsmum
17 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
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