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Beaulieu River > Things to do > Local Attractions & Activities

The New Forest offers a range of activities and attractions, from museums and castles to gardens and theme parks.

For a full list of things to do in the New Forest, visit thenewforest.co.uk 


Buckler’s Hard Village & Maritime MuseumBuckler's Hard

Just a couple of minutes’ walk from the marina, you’ll find the 18th century shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard where ships were once built for Nelson’s Navy.

Visit the Maritime Museum to discover the history of this fascinating village, then explore the reconstructed cottage interiors to experience what life would have been like in the 18th century.

Just beyond the Maritime Museum, you’ll also find the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms, serving a range of refreshments, all day snacks, light lunches and cream teas.

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Special offers

  1. Beaulieu River visitors can present their mooring receipt to receive 20% off admission for up to six people.*
  2. Resident mooring holders receive free admission to Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum, plus 10% off hot drinks in the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms.

*The 20% discount applies to on-the-day admission prices. Not valid with any other offer or discount, and cannot be used with online advance tickets or family tickets. The mooring receipt must be presented within 1 month of issue date . 


Beaulieu attractionBeaulieu visitor attraction

In the local village of Beaulieu, you’ll find the popular Beaulieu visitor attraction.

Best known for its world famous National Motor Museum, your inclusive ticket also covers entry to Palace House & Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, plus unlimited free rides on the Veteran Bus and Monorail.

Perfect for family visitors and enthusiasts alike, Beaulieu also runs a full events calendar throughout the year.

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Special offers

  1. Beaulieu River visitors can present their mooring receipt to receive 20% off admission for up to six people.*
  2. Resident mooring holders receive two free tickets to the Beaulieu Visitor Attraction.

*The 20% discount is available on Beaulieu Attraction Admission tickets purchased in person on the day of your visit. The discount is not valid with any other offer or discount, and cannot be used to purchase online advance tickets, family tickets or on special event days. The mooring receipt must be presented at Beaulieu within 1 month of issue date . 


Beaulieu Village

Just two miles upstream from the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, you’ll find the picturesque village of Beaulieu. The high street is home to a variety of interesting shops and places to eat, including a chocolate studio, florist, art gallery, tea rooms and garden centre.

Why not take the riverside walk from Buckler’s Hard to Beaulieu?


New Forest Activities

From canoeing and kayaking to bushcraft and archery, the team at New Forest Activities will help you experience the New Forest in an entirely new way!

The team also offer cycle hire, allowing you to explore further afield.

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Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

A spectacular 200 acre site, Exbury is world-famous for its Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. Explore on foot or hop aboard the steam railway for a relaxing trip around the gardens.

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