Buckler’s Hard, New Forest, Hampshire

A visit to Buckler’s Hard Village is like a step back in time; this idyllic 18th century shipbuilding settlement on the banks of the Beaulieu River remains unspoilt by modern development. Sit and watch the world go by at the water’s edge, take a romantic stroll through the apple orchard in the springtime when the trees are frothy with blossom, uncover the local history at the Maritime Museum and find out about the building of ships for Nelson’s fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar, sit back and take your ease on an unhurried boat trip up the river, tuck into a big fat cream tea at the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms or lunch at The Master Builder’s House Hotel.

Open daily from 10.00am except Christmas Day
T: 01590 616203  All information correct at the time of writing