“The view from outside the Yachtsman's Bar has to be one of the finest in Hampshire, if not the country, though there is also a lovely ambience outside the Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms in the well-kept Garden.” - VisitEngland Assessor
On the now tranquil banks of the Beaulieu River, Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing vessels for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar. Visit the Maritime Museum to discover the story of the village and the ships it built. Step inside a historic worker’s cottage to see how the inhabitants lived and then relax in the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms. Between Easter and September, you can hop aboard for a cruise along the Beaulieu River.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Hearing loop at admissions desk. Fully accessible WC. Please visit the website and download the access statement for a full list of facilities for wheelchair users.
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open daily from 10am. Closed 25 December.
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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.
Places to Stay
Restaurants and Pubs
The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef and reassessment will take place in due course. In a delightful New Forest setting, the ivy-clad Montagu Arms dates back to the 17th century. The Terrace Restaurant...
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