A Fun Packed Summer at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Lord of the Manor

The New Forest is fast becoming our new favourite stomping ground, with several visits already under our belt this summer. A couple of weeks ago we visited Buckler’s Hard and on the way there we passed Beaulieu and made a promise that we would visit again before the end of the summer. There’s nothing like Beaulieu for a fun-packed day out, as there is so much to do including the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Abbey and Beaulieu Manor to explore,… Continue Reading “A Fun Packed Summer at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu”

A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest

Buckler's Hard Living History

We are regular visitors to Beaulieu in the New Forest and always see signs to Buckler’s Hard, but have never been – until now. Buckler’s Hard has a fascinating history and was first intended as an import and export hub for sugar from the West Indies, but most famously became an 18th-century shipbuilding village, home to the craftsmen who built over 50 wooden ships for the Royal Navy, including the vessels Agamemnon, Euryalus and Swiftsure, all of which fought at… Continue Reading “A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest”

New Look World of Top Gear at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

World of Top Gear Launch

We last visited the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu back in April 2014 and our favourite area head to be the World of Top Gear. Although neither my husband or I are petrol heads, Top Gear is a show we love to watch and it is a real family affair as we will the presenters on to complete their challenges and laugh when they go awry. I had been worried that the show wouldn’t be the same without Clarkson, Hammond… Continue Reading “New Look World of Top Gear at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu”