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The South Sights

Buckler's Hard

  • Off B3056 Map It
  • Beaulieu

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This restored 18th-century shipbuilding village, 2 miles south of Beaulieu, is home to a re-created Shipwright's Cottage and a Shipwright's School in a replica 18th-century timber workshop, where courses are given in traditional shipbuilding techniques. There's also a fascinating Maritime Museum, which traces the village's role in British history, including the building of Nelson's warships (the New Forest lost many of its trees from the 16th to 18th centuries, when it served as the principal source of timber for British Navy ships). April through October, you can take a cruise on the privately owned Beaulieu River. The Master Builder's House Hotel has a bar and restaurant.

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Off B3056, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6.50; river cruise £5
  • Easter.–Sept., daily 10–5; Oct.–Easter., daily 10–4:30; last entry 30 min before closing


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