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National Motor Museum - www.beaulieu.co.uk
Beaulieu is home of the World Famous National Motor Museum with 250 historic vehicles and masses of motoring memorabilia. Palace House, enclosed in the grounds of the museum, is the ancestral home of the Montagu Family, and the house contains many family treasures.

Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, historic Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and James Bond Exhibition

Beaulieu

Braemore House and Gardens
Braemore House is set on a commanding position on sloping ground overlooking the Avon valley. There has been a settlement at here since at least the 10th century when the core of the flint-built Anglo-Saxon church was erected.

The Elizabethan Manor House and Countryside Museum are open for visitors from April until the end of September.

Breamore House is also available as a reception venue for weddings and private parties and as a unique filming location.

Braemore House
Braxton Rose & Herb Gardens
Two miles north of Henry VIII's Hurst Castle lie Baxton Herb and Rose Garden. Surrounded by 200 acres of attractive farmland, Braxton Farm has been in the same family for over 200 years. The Gardens are set around the red brick barns of an original Victorian farmyard.
Braxton Rose and Herb Gardens

Bucklers Hard - www.bucklershard.co.uk
Bucklers Hard is set in a beautiful riverside setting. This historic, picturesque 18th Century shipbuilding village is where ships for Nelsons fleet were built. There is the Buckler's Hard Story and cottage displays to be seen. Visitors can stay in the village at the Master Builders House Hotel, or you can just enjoy the natural beauty of this historic village and soak up the atmosphere as the local ducks waddle past.

The new and exciting Maritime Museum and Buckler’s Hard Story give an insight into the history of this 18th century shipbuilding village focusing on its vessels including those built for Nelson's Navy.

Bucklers Hard
Exbury Gardens - www.exbury.co.uk
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is set in a spectacular 200 acre woodland setting on the east bank of the Beaulieu river that is world famous for the Rothschild collection of rhodedendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. The daffodil meadow, rock garden, rose garden, cascades, rare shrubs and exotic trees ensure year round interest.The steam railway opens for summer, together with a plant centre, gift shop and tea room.
Exbury Gardens
Furzey Gardens
Set in the heart of the New forest at minstead this delightful, informal garden was established in 1922 and is renowed for its all year round beauty. All the buildings here are thatched including Furzey House which is reported to be the largest thatched cottage in the forest.
Furzey Gardens
Hurst Castle
Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1 mile from Milford-On-Sea. The end of the spit, only of a mile from the Isle of Wight, and the views of the big ships passing through are spectacular. Hurst Castle was the perfect location to defend the western approach to the Solent.
Hurst Castle

New forest Museum - www.newforestmuseum.org.uk
For any visitor to the New forest a trip to the New forest Visitor Centre is a must! Experience "The Living Forest" audio visual show and explore the exhibition that brings to life the forests historical traditions and local wildlife.The New forest Museum is packed full of displays and activities about the New forest National Park, including our FAMILY FUN TREE interactive exhibit. The Impressions of the New forest National Park film show welcomes you to the New forest Museum and sets the scene for your visit.
The Gift Shop stocks an excellent range of local books and quality products to suit all ages and tastes. You will be sure to find the perfect gift or reminder of your visit to the New forest.

New forest Museum

The New forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park - www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk
The New forest  Wildlife Park is an acknowledged Conservation Park set in 25 acres of ancient woodland within the New forest Heritage area.Here you will find part of Europe's largest gathering of mutli-specied Otters, Owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, Pine Martens, Badgers, Pole Cats, Mink, Foxes, Scottish Wild Cats, Deer, Lynx, Wallabies wolves and Wild Boar.

You can stroll through the animal house...to enjoy watching otters swimming underwater, ferrets chasing their tails, harvest mice home-making on top of corn stalks...or the night barn for snoring badgers and red foxes.

New forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

Paultons Leisure Park - www.paultonspark.co.uk
Paultons Leisure Park offers a great family day out with over 40 different attractions and rides included in the price. The variety of things to see and do includes thrilling and gentle rides, Peppa Pig World, dinosaurs, museums, animated shows, play areas, exotic birds and other fun activities for all ages in garden setting.

Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire has shown itself to be at the top of the class for educational visits by being awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Riders swoop and spin through the air reaching a height of 15 metres on a giant disc travelling along a 90 metre track at 43mph! The first in the UK, EDGE features a 'camelback' hill to create an amazing floating sensation! Things will never be quite the same again once you have ridden on the EDGE! 

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Paultons Park

Rockbourne Roman Villa - www.hants.gov.uk/museum/rockbourne
Rockbourne Roman Villa is located near Fordingbridge in a picturesque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New forest. The villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and is the largest known Roman villa in the area. It's history spans the period from the Iron Age through to the 5th century AD.

Walk around the remains of the villa, and visit the site museum which displays many of the fascinating objects found during excavations, showing what life was like for the Roman Britons who lived here over 1,600 years ago.

Rockbourne Roman Villa
Setley Ridge Vineyard - www.setleyridgevineyard.co.uk.
Setley Ridge Vineyard re-opened in 2001 following a change of ownership in 1999 with much investment in improving the facilities, equipment and techniques employed in the vineyard and winery. With the use of a small headset you can walk among the vines and learn about English wine and Setley Ridge Vineyard at your own pace then return to the wine shop for a free tasting of the wines.
Setley Ridge Vineyard
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