Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu

Scenic Walking Area · Historic Site
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Built by the second Duke of Montagu, Buckler's Hard was intended as a free port of trade with the West Indies. Consequently, it was the birthplace of many British naval ships, but in the 19th century shipbuilding declined and the hamlet became a popular tourist site. Visit the Georgian cottages on the river and grounds of the 3,642 hectare (9,000 acre) estate. In the cottages, you'll discover cafes and small shops, as well as maritime artifacts . A small maritime museum is located along the water, where you'll also find a modern yachting marina. Make Buckler's Hard part of your personalized Beaulieu itinerary using our Beaulieu tour itinerary planner.
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  • We have been going here for a number of years. The museum is small, but interesting and enjoyable. The living history houses are a fascinating window into the past. The avenue of houses provide a... 
    We have been going here for a number of years. The museum is small, but interesting and enjoyable. The living history houses are a fascinating window into the past. The avenue of houses provide a...  more »
  • I thought this would be more interesting and informative than it was. One House to see which took 5 minutes, that's it. Could have been so much more but it's not worth the £5.00 to park the... 
    I thought this would be more interesting and informative than it was. One House to see which took 5 minutes, that's it. Could have been so much more but it's not worth the £5.00 to park the...  more »
  • £5 to park. Someone came out to let us know we couldn’t go in until 10am, it was 9:59. There’s nothing here but a path to Beaulieu. An extra £5.90 to go in a tube room ( museum). Money to burn... 
    £5 to park. Someone came out to let us know we couldn’t go in until 10am, it was 9:59. There’s nothing here but a path to Beaulieu. An extra £5.90 to go in a tube room ( museum). Money to burn...  more »

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