Motor on down to Beaulieu

Based at a stunning forest retreat with Beaulieu village on the doorstep, our hotel provides the perfect base for a true New Forest experience. Our packaged tour includes visits to Beaulieu, Buckler's Hard, Mottisfont and Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Beaulieu Motor Museum & Buckler's Hard
This morning, we visit the nearby Beaulieu National Motor Museum, where over 250 vintage vehicles are exhibited depicting the story of motoring in the UK and motor racing internationally. There is also the Victorian splendour of Palace House to enjoy as well as the tranquil ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Beaulieu Abbey and the estate's beautiful grounds and gardens. In the afternoon, we make our way to Buckler's Hard, where we step back in time to the 18th century with a guided tour of this historic naval shipbuilding centre, famous for having built warships for Nelson's navy. Located on the beautiful Beaulieu river, we also embark on a 30 minute river cruise to learn of the history and wildlife found in its picturesque banks.

Day 3 Salisbury & Mottisfont (NT)
This morning we visit Salisbury with time to explore this medieval city's historic streets and alleyways, half-timbered buildings and magnificent cathedral, boasting the tallest spire in the UK. In the afternoon we travel to Mottisfont, a romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens with a medieval priory at its heart. The gardens are a feast for the senses all year round, with a stunning rose garden and a world-famous collection of old-fashioned roses that flower once a year in June being a highlight.

Day 4 Isle of Wight
We enjoy a day trip to the Isle of Wight today, travelling from the historic port town of  Lymington. We spend time at leisure in Cowes and visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria's much-loved palatial seaside home. Maritime museums, the beautiful seafront full of sailing yachts, lovely beach, famous shopping streets, pavement cafés and galleries can all be explored before we make our way back to our hotel.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Beaulieu Hotel

Beaulieu, Hampshire
AAA+ Stunning Setting
Formerly a coaching inn, the Beaulieu Hotel is located in the stunning New Forest National Park near the small village of Beaulieu and is surrounded by beautiful open heathland and New Forest wildlife. Expect warm hospitality and exceptional service to be provided by the friendly team here. The 39 bedrooms are comfortable with a homely feel and most are located within the main building with lift access, but there are also rooms located within an annexe next door, with several more rooms on the ground floor. The cosy restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere as does the welcoming bar at the front of the hotel. The hotel also owns the characterful pub next door and there is a small indoor heated swimming pool. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Beaulieu Hotel

Beaulieu, Hampshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £399pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £48
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Beaulieu Motor Museum
• Guided tour & river cruise Buckler's Hard
• Return ferry crossing Lymington - Yarmouth
• Entrance to Osborne House
• Entrance to Mottisfont Estate & Gardens
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£399 for 5 days

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