New Forest

Beaulieu, The New Forest

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll through a quintessential pretty village in The North Forest or wanting to spend a day at exciting attractions – Beaulieu has it all!

Nestled on the riverside in the beautiful New Forest is the enchanting village of Beaulieu, famously known for being the home to the National Motor Museum. Though a petite and cute village filled with English charm, this destination does have a lot to offer to its visitors from events to museums to historical landmarks – plus, you can view them all from the monorail sky train!  

Take a step back in time and pay a visit to the Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey. The Palace House was once the gatehouse to the 800-year-old medieval abbey and still boasts its unique Victorian features such as its Victorian Kitchen and the secret bookshelf door into Lord Montagu’s library. The Palace is one of the Treasure Houses of England meaning it is a part of a collection of ten prestigious and impressive stately homes open to the public.

Situated in The New Forest, there is no surprise that there is an abundance of walks and trails to explore both inside and outside the village. Amble down the Beaulieu River, either by foot or by cruise, enjoying the wildlife on the way towards the beautiful millpond where you’ll pass a range of ancient trees and native birdlife. Uncover the wilderness garden which are a sea of daffodils and bluebells in Spring or maybe take to the skies on the monorail to spot the Alice in Wonderland Topiary and the various woodcarvings.

For those wanting a bit more of a thrill, you can spend the day at the renowned National Motor Museum, home to over 250 vehicles ranging from Formula 1 cars to some iconic and vintage motors dating as far back as 1875. To continue the celebration of impressive vehicles, Beaulieu also has its spectacular World of Top Gear which boasts a range of challenge cars straight from the film set – scratches, dents and all! Spot your favourite vehicle from your favourite season and get up close and personal, indulging in the shows 40-year history.

With so much to do and discover at this splendid New Forest village, it is no wonder it is one of South England’s best and most popular attraction. Tickets are required to enter the village which can be purchased on the day or online; buy your tickets at least a day before to benefit from their advance discount – tickets allow entry into all the mentioned attractions plus many more.

Feeling inspired? Have a look through our luxury cottages in The New Forest here.

Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN | 01590 612345 |

Ssshhh... don't tell anyone

We can let you know about our newest retreats, exclusive offers, featured luxury properties and what's on. Just let us know your email address and we’ll keep you in the loop.