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A hidden gem worth a visit

tucked away close to Beaulieu and well worth a visit with a very good cafe for a snack or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KeithbathD
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Excellent visit - very interesting museum

While visiting relatives we had some time to spare and decided to re-visit after 40 years! It is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Terry B
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Aldershot
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting relatives we had some time to spare and decided to re-visit after 40 years! It is just as lovely as we remembered. Beautiful walk down to the water's edge. The museum is very informative but the woodland walk was closed which was a shame but they were expecting some bad weather so we understood why. We spent around 2 hours there and ended up having a lovely coffee and cake in the café. Staff in there were really friendly. Next time we will go when the river boat trips are operating which we sadly missed by days.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My self and my wife visited in August we had a guide who told us about the history of Bucklers Hard we realy enjoyed the visit and would recommend it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a rainy Sunday we wondered how to spend the day whilst we were visiting the New Forest. Our friends suggested Buckler’s Head and what a super find it is.
Very interesting Maritime Museum with super life size recreations, a lovely pub leading through to the fab hotel (must stay there one day) and a nice walk towards Beaulieu. Decent shop and tea room, all for a modest entry fee.
Give it a go!

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Beaulieu_Hampshire, Public Relations Manager at Buckler's Hard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for spending your day with us – we like to think that we are a hidden gem. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Buckler’s Hard in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent day out , the weather was perfect , the staff really helped as my father was in a wheel chair . however even if you do not have elderly people with you I would def recommend for the day out when you have friends and family to visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real find in the heart of the New Forest. A museum, tea room and pub all in one place. Great place to visit regardless of the time of year

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Reviewed 1 week ago

tucked away close to Beaulieu and well worth a visit with a very good cafe for a snack or coffee.The museum is very interesting and the 30 minute boat trip well worth doing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good few hours at Buckler's Hard and there was quite a bit to do. We had a really good guided tour of the village and afterwards went to St Mary's Chapel and a very detailed museum with history of the village, the shipbuilding and stories of some of the ships which were built here. Well worth a visit when you're in the New Forest.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty spot the museum was interesting and had some nice models but there is way way too much writing for the amount of displays! The pub serves possibly the best burger I have ever had!

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

We are pleased you found the Maritime Museum to be informative, and enjoyed your lunch at the Master Builder’s House Hotel.

Thank you for your feedback regarding the displays in the museum. We will be sure to pass this on to the Buckler’s Hard manager for future reviewing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit plenty of historic places to visit showing how it used to be. Great location and interesting walks close by

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the relatively small cost of entry you will be treated to a fascinating view of, certainly to me, a slice of little known local and National history.
It is a very old shipbuilding town where some of Nelson’s navy was built, set out in a very attractive position and in a most interesting way.
Certainly well worth a half-day’s visit.

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

Thank you for your kind review. It is truly fascinating to discover the role that Buckler’s Hard, now a peaceful haven, played in Britain’s shipbuilding history. Thank you for spending your day with us, and we hope to see you soon.

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