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“Super Day Out”
Review of Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Beaulieu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Museum is excellent showing many aspects of life at Buckler's Hard from building timber ships through to preparing for the D Day landings 200 years later. The exhibits should not be rushed as they are the highlights of the attraction. Outside Buckler's Hard village itself is very interesting and the Master Builder's House in particular is fascinating whilst the adjoining hotel, restaurant and bay give super views over the estuary. There is a riverside walk in to Beaulieu Village for the more active and a lovely river cruise for those of us wanting to view the river in a more leisurely way.

Thank mikeandros
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Enjoyed visiting the area, taking the boat ride and eating outside by the water. The food was fresh and the service was good, you order at the bar and they bring you the food.

Thank denitrip
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

It was a lovely spot for picnicking. The museum was a bit claustrophobic and it is slow to get around. The riverside trips are popular, which was prohibitive. It would be good if more than one boat was available....preferably one with a bar and a child free zone! The boat was packed, so we didn't want to be subjected to crying babies and bored teenagers, as ours are grown now and we are a bit misanthropic now! The pub there is lovely, though. Wish we had taken a picnic.....

2  Thank ChristineT880
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

See where ships for Nelsons fleet were laid down and take a nice river trip.Very good value for money, with a pub and cafe on site.

Thank stevenbarlow
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Very different and interesting ,liked the little boat trip, and people dressed in clothes of the era especially Mary .

Thank rogdorall
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