Beaulieu Palace House and Garden is in an idyllic New Forest setting, overlooking the picturesque Beaulieu River millpond. Beaulieu Palace House and Garden was remodelled and extended during the 1800s It is, without doubt, one of the finest examples of a Victorian country house.

Inside Beaulieu Palace House, its ecclesiastical heritage sets the grand Gothic tone. It is a home bristling with character and adorned with family treasures, portraits, and memorabilia.

Costumed guides assume the guise of Victorian household staff. The tours they lead illustrate and share the fascinating history of the building, its treasures, its secrets and its staff. And not forgetting the owners – The Montagu family, about whom much has been written.

National Motor Museum

With over 250 vehicles and an enviable array of motoring artefacts from the National Motor Museum Trust Collections, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is a treasure trove for car lovers.

Time to refuel! Head to the Brabazon Restaurant for lunch. Here you can choose from a range of hot and cold food, sourced where possible from the Beaulieu gardens. If you’d rather, you can use one of the many picnic benches in the grounds. Enjoy your lunch outside amongst the glorious gardens and wildlife.

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