Enjoy a summer visit to Buckler’s Hard
With its beautiful scenery, shipbuilding heritage, River Cruise and newly refurbished Captain’s Table café, Buckler’s Hard is an ideal destination for a summer day out, whether you’re simply taking in the view, enjoying a warming cup of coffee with a friend, or diving into the rich history of the village.
With the Solent Way footpath running through the village, Buckler’s Hard is a perfect destination for walkers and cyclists alike, just a gentle 2¼ mile walk or cycle from Beaulieu. For those arriving by vehicle, a parking charge applies, which helps to maintain this heritage site. A small admission charge applies for the Buckler’s Hard Museum or River Cruise.
Step inside the Buckler’s Hard Museum and Visitor Centre to discover remarkable stories from centuries of maritime history, including the heyday of Buckler’s Hard when ships for Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar were built there. Take a closer look inside the preserved shipwright’s cottage and the Chapel of St Mary’s, with its smugglers’ cellar beside the altar.
For scrumptious food and drink, call in to the recently refurbished Captain’s Table. Drop anchor and refuel, with plenty of food and drink options to choose from. No matter if you’re settling down for a full cooked breakfast or lunch, popping in for a cream tea and a hot drink, or just after a light bite on the go, the Captain’s Table is open daily from 9am.
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