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Buckler's Hard

Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
01590 616203
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Ranked #5 of 6 attractions in Beaulieu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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). « less
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went as family of 5 with children aged 9, 13 & 16. Whilst we found it interesting the children were bored. There is a lot of information on the history but it isn't very child friendly or inter active. We all enjoyed wandering around the cottages. It was a beautiful day and we sat on the grass with a... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

stopped on route to bournemouth and decided to pay a visit, what a superb attraction, well priced and very well kept, museam fascinating and ideal for all ages, I loved the area made to look like a cottage of the time gave you a taste of what to expect, lots to take in and very well presented, visited the chapel... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

this used to be a lovely spot to visit when in the area now it is a tourist trap and cost a lot to go to

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We walked the ca. 45-minute trail through the forest from the Abbey to Buckler's Hard. How amazing to see a table with a large bucket filled with ice and fruit drinks along the path with a little tin for donations. We enjoyed an outdoor BBQ at the Master Builder's Restaurant and the view over the water.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The site is a mix of museum, a limited number of buildings you can visit and the riverside views and walks. The museum is nicely done and well maintained. Not much for young kids but if you enjoy history plenty of interesting material well presented. We joined a free guided tour which is worth doing and run regularly in season.... More

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Went here on the 3/08/14 with my parents and my two girls age 11 and 14, what a lovely place! The museum was very interesting, should think of making the info more child friendly though. We went on the boat trip, which was really nice, really relaxing place to walk around. Had a snack in the tearoom which was nice,... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An interesting place with interesting history but I'd never heard of it. Take the boat trip as it gives a commentary, not too long but long enough to enjoy. The tea shop is very reasonable, the pub looks nice but we didn't try it.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have spend some hours at Bucklers Hard. It's a nice place to walk around, the cottages and especially museum provide much information about the history of the village and shipbuilding in general. But there is an awful lot to read, and less to 'experience'. For children and especially teenagers it is missing the interactive elements and challenges they are... More

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Fleet
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Interesting attraction, where they built great wooden warships of the line, some of which featured in Nelson's navy at Trafalgar in 1805. Today you can see the two neat rows of cottages which used to house the master shipbuilder and the various shipwrights and workers, together with a chapel. Some of these cottages are privately owned and occupied, but some... More

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LINCOLNSHIRE
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very pleasant attraction, fantastic views over the river and a boat trip (extra on admission price) with a good commentary. If you are interested in shipbuilding and Nelson it is well worth a visit. The hulls were built here and then towed to Portsmouth for fitting out. The old ship workers cottages were very well presented. The Museum is... More

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