Based in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu has become most famous as the home of the National Motor Museum, but this family-friendly day out includes entry to a wide range of different attractions: The National Motor Museum is home to over 250 vehicles from every motoring era, from early classics to F1 racers and Land Speed Record Breakers. In the World of Top Gear see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Top Gear HQ, and actual cars from the show’s most ambitious motoring challenges. Explore the historic Beaulieu Abbey ruins, and talk to costumed guides about life ‘below stairs’ at the Victorian-styled Palace House. Don’t miss the Secret Army exhibition, telling the story of wartime Beaulieu. Visitors can also hop onboard for unlimited rides on the Veteran Bus, and enjoy sweeping views of the park on the high-level Monorail.
Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes
Motoring history brought to life and a host of other attractions
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Upper level of Palace house and Beaulieu Abbey not accessible by wheelchair, visual guides available as alternative
- Facilities: Ramp access, lift to upper level, induction loop
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily from 10. Closed 25 Dec
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About The area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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