Bursting with activities, Beaulieu is a brilliant day out for families, friends and couples staying in the New Forest. Experience the beauty of Beaulieu Abbey, the incredible Palace House and the blooming grounds & gardens. With so much to see and do, a day at the delightful Beaulieu is a must.
Activities galore all in one place, Beaulieu has it all. Get set for a breathtaking day out, where past and present collide for a memorable adventure. Here’s a sneak peek at what there is to see…
Beaulieu Motor Museum
Behold 250 iconic vehicles at the world-famous National Motor Museum. Home to F1 cars and land speed record breakers, witness the past and present of pioneering automotive engineering.
Overlooking the picturesque Beaulieu River millpond, the pristine Palace House, transports you to the time of the Victorians. Home of the Montagu family, costumed guides take you on a tour to get a taste of life in this bygone era.
Bursting with character, there’s plenty to explore inside Palace House, including the restored Victorian Kitchen, Lord Montagu’s Library and the Art Russe Gallery. Adorned with family treasures, portraits and memorabilia, admire the rich heritage of this fascinating building.
Take a walk in the footsteps of medieval monks. Journey through 800 years of history and marvel at the conserved ruins of this vast medieval, architectural masterpiece. Experience the Monastic Life exhibition, which tells the story of this 13th Century English Abbey. Behold the beauty of the stunning Beaulieu Parish Church, an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
Wandering the grounds of these ancient ruins will inspire you as you experience the magnitude of what once stood in this sacred place. Take in the scents of the aromatic herb garden and enjoy the sense of stillness and calm that characterise this charming location.
The World of Top Gear
One for the petrol heads… get a taste of what it’s like to be in the studio of the BBC hit TV series, Top Gear as you enter the Enormodrome. Behold iconic cars used as part of memorable TV challenges. You will find them in the condition they were left in!
Take on the test track challenge as you put your remote control car skills to the test. Step into the Top Gear simulator and experience the epic thrill of racing round the Dunsfold Park test track in a Caterham and a Bugatti Veyron.
Beaulieu is bursting with activities for kids. Take on the family fun trails, let your children get behind the wheel of mini motorcars at Dipstick’s Driving Circuit or race around in go karts at Krazee Karting. Then, let them burn off some energy at the Mini Motor Play Area. There’s plenty to do at Beaulieu to keep the kids entertained all day.
Monorail and Veteran Bus
Tour Beaulieu aboard the mile-long monorail, the oldest in England, or the Veteran Bus. The magical monorail ride passes right through the roof of the National Motor Museum. Experience the sights and sounds of Beaulieu from an entirely different perspective.
Making regular journeys between the Brabazon Restaurant and Palace House, the Veteran Bus is a great way to save your legs and enjoy a nostalgic ride through the grounds.
Beaulieu is absolutely brimming with a bounty of activities. It’s certainly a venue to add to your New Forest bucket list. Our campsites near beaulieu are Setthorns and Roundhill. Book now to reserve your pitch.
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