Buckler's Hard is a picturesque 18th century village on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest. Historically, it is famed as the place where some of Nelson's fleet were built for Trafalgar, but whether your interest is as a visitor - as an individual, family, group or educational party - or as a sailor wishing to moor in the River, the things to see and enjoy are as varied as the history of the area itself.
There is the Buckler's Hard Story, Maritime Museum with SS Persia Exhibition, plus 18th century cottage displays. Visitors can stay in the village at the Master Builders House Hotel, or just enjoy the natural beauty of this historic village. River cruises are available between Easter and October, or a walk through the woodlands nearby can only add to your pleasure.
Buckler's Hard is a little over two miles from its sister attraction of Beaulieu, where visitors can tour the National Motor Museum as well as Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey.
Riverside or Woodland Walk to Beaulieu (2¼ miles)
Gift and souvenir shop
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