History and Heritage Break
Join us for a 2 night break where you can lose yourself in the vast history of not only Buckler’s Hard, but the surrounding area.
Let us provide you with an itinerary to give you the chance to explore many historic attractions, whether you are interested in the heritage of the New Forest, the area’s involvement in many a war (from the battle of Trafalgar up to the D-Day landings in World War 2), or you just enjoy visiting historic buildings.
Arrive with us from 3pm to give yourselves some time to visit the Buckler’s Hard Museum, which will start your break with us perfectly. The history of Buckler’s Hard dates back to the 1800’s with ship building for Nelson’s fleet. Then return to the hotel in time for a sumptuous 3 course dinner in our Riverview Restaurant (to the value of £30 per person).
The following morning a trip to Beaulieu will give you time to delve back as far as Medieval times with a visit to the 13th century Cistercian Abbey. Follow this with a visit to the Victorian Palace House, complete with its working Victorian Kitchen, and discover the history of the Montagu family who own the Beaulieu Estate. For the antique and vintage car lover, a visit to the Motor Museum is a must to learn about motoring throughout the ages.
A trip to Lyndhurst, taking in the historic New Forest en route and including the famous Pony Sales yard along the Beaulieu Road, is a beautiful way to start your journey into the history of this magnificent National Park. A visit to the New Forest Heritage Centre will give you an insight into the verderers and commoners of the New Forest. Head back to the hotel via Brockenhurst, perhaps viewing the Beaulieu Aerodrome (now mainly forest) along with Hatchet Pond along the way.
Stay in one of our Posh Classic bedrooms for only £195 per person, based on two people sharing a room, to include tickets to all the above attractions along with breakfast and dinner.
Available on Sundays – Thursdays from 1st November until 31st March 2020.