Beaulieu, Hampshire (Hampshire)
Places to stay near here
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- 13th century buildings (or older)
- Guided tours
- Gift shop
- Information provided
- Learning facilities
- Historic Property
- Free car parking (on site)
Food and Drinks
From the stunning Palace House, home of the Montagu family, to The Domus in 13th Century Beaulieu Abbey and the world famous National Motor Museum, Beaulieu has something to suit everyone.
View over 250 vehicles from every motoring era from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Land Speed Record Breakers including Bluebird.
Explore the 13th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, this historic house has been home to the Montagu family since 1538 and is kept in the style of its later Victorian additions. It is brought alive with real Victorian household characters.
Walk through the serene Cloisters and Herb Garden of this picturesque 13th century Abbey and view a film and exhibition of the daily life of its Cistercian Monk founders. In the Abbey’s Domus, impressive Wall Hangings depict the Abbey's history.
Enjoy the gardens which include the fragrant Victorian Flower Garden, the informal Wilderness Garden, dating back to the 1770s, the Victorian Kitchen Garden and Mill Pond Walk
Learn about the Special Operations Executive (SOE) which trained secret agents at the Beaulieu ‘Finishing School’ during WWll. A film, audio recollections and artefacts combine to tell this amazing story.
History to the present day
Formerly the 13th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River. This charming house, kept in the style of its later Victorian additions, has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wriothesley, later 1st Earl of Southampton, bought the Estate after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The monastic origins of the House are evident with many family treasures, portraits, photographs and memorabilia on display.
Food and Drinks
The Leith's Brabazon Restaurant is open every day from 10.00am. Light snacks and hot main courses available using fresh local ingredients.
Picnic areas are available in the gardens and park as well as an under cover areas for all weather dining.
Grounds and gardens
There are lovely gardens to explore which include a Wilderness garden, Victorian garden, Palace House Kitchen garden and a vine house. There is also a moat around the palace house and pretty walks around the lake.
Beaulieu has a mile long Monorail, to view the grounds from above. Go Karts for children to enjoy, open from July to September. Travel around the grounds in a open top 1912 London Bus.
Free Parking. Tours and special event days.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: , Hampshire, , United Kingdom
Opening Times:10.00am-5.00 pm 27th September to 28th May. 10.00am-6.00pm, 29th May to 26th September
Directions: From M27 exit junction2, follow the brown and white tourist signs towards Beaulieu.
By Bus, Wilts & Dorset buses have a route between Hythe and Lymington which drops visitors in the Beaulieu grounds.
Nearest Train Station is Brockenhurst.
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