Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum
The Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum and the Buckler’s Hard Story give the visitor an insight into the history of this 18th century shipbuilding village set on the banks of the river Beaulieu. It is no wonder that Buckler’s Hard remains one of the New Forest’s most popular visitor attractions.
Located about a mile along the Beaulieu River from Beaulieu, this quaint and historic ship building Hamlet is a must see. Three of Nelson’s naval ships for the battle of Trafalgar were built here using New Forest timber, evidence of its historic importance for ship building in Britain. Set in a peaceful surrounding with plenty of tours and educational activities for children, adults and those with special needs it is an experience never to be forgotten.
If you’re interested in a long walk (1.5 miles) take Fire Station Lane from Beaulieu village and you will find the picturesque riverside footpath to Buckler’s Hard. Taking a chartered river trip is an ideal way to enjoy the surrounding areas whilst relaxing on a boat and taking in the views.
Hotels and Accommodation
- Master Builder’s House Hotel
- Montagu Arms Hotel
- Beaulieu Hotel
- Bed and Breakfasts
- Accommodation in the New Forest
- Roundhill Campsite
- Embers Beaulieu