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Buckler's Hard

Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616203
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Nice Boat Ride

We went to Bucklers Hard on a nice sunny day. The village is nice to stroll along and the museum is... read more

Reviewed today
Warlingham, United Kingdom
A good half day’s visit.

Wasn’t quite as much to see as we had expected, but still a very enjoyable visit. Attractive old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colin E
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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” (127 reviews)
“the pub” (132 reviews)
“the cottages” (70 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616203
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Reviewed today

We went to Bucklers Hard on a nice sunny day. The village is nice to stroll along and the museum is interesting. Great views of the river and wildlife. I would highly recommend the boat ride along the river followed by a swift beer in...More

Thank Peepies
Reviewed yesterday

Wasn’t quite as much to see as we had expected, but still a very enjoyable visit. Attractive old village street, although a pity more buildings couldn’t be opened up. Very comprehensive museum, although only very limited disabled access. Boat trip enjoyable, with an excellent commentary.

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 2 days ago

A perfect day in a beautiful spot. The village is beautiful. The museum interesting. Can recommend the boat trip.

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very relaxed museum, somewhat outdated in terms of (lack of) multimedia use. Offers a nice walk on the premisses. The pub is a winner: friendly staff and nice cool refreshing drinks.

Thank Egwene2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful old village with fascinating museum, cottage and chapel to visit. Lovely views down by the river.

Thank Mervyn F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a great visit to this very interesting place, lots of information about the history of the area and of ship building. Beautiful setting too.

Thank Sally936
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited this location many times now. You have a lovely restaurant to choose from or a pub right next to each other. You can go for a boat ride along the river for about £5 each, get an ice cream, relax on the...More

Thank HTTHampshire
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were fortunate to have perfect weather to visit this unique village. Step back in time and relive the lives and hardships of the 1700s. The museum is a must and needs at least 2 hours to take all the information in, very well presented...More

Thank SussexDolly
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great day down in Buckler's Hard, visit to the museum and the village. The tour is highly recommended was pitched at just the right pace to keep our two aged 9&12 interested

Thank Griffis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small attraction but is in a lovely setting on a sunny day. You could spend a long time just sitting near the river or walking along the banks. The attraction itself has a good museum and one of the cottages is set...More

Thank MalcolmSWokingham
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Reviews please of Fowey afternoon cream teas ! As it is for a special occasion is it clotted cream, good scones etc thanks
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
is there parking for motorhomes on the site. We're looking to visit this Friday. Our m'home is quite large at 8m.
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.
Hi, We are camping in the New Forest and we will be visiting Buckler's Hard with our dog. Does anyone know whether dogs are allowed in the museum and on the boat trip along the river please? Thanks.
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