|Buckler's Hard Village Street View|
|River Cruise Boat|
The list, announced on St. George’s Day, aims to remind people of the fabulous range of experiences they can enjoy right on their doorstep. It covers the very best of English experiences as selected by a panel of experts, with Buckler’s Hard appearing in the History and Heritage sector.
The Buckler’s Hard visitor attraction is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Maritime Museum, which tells the story of the village and its inhabitants. During the 18th century, Buckler’s Hard was a centre for shipbuilding and was the unlikely birthplace of some of the most fearsome warships to ever set sail, including three ships built for Nelson’s Traflagar fleet, HMS Swiftsure, HMS Euryalus, and ‘Nelson’s favourite’, HMS Agamemnon.
During World War II, Buckler’s Hard again became a strategically important area, where sections of the floating Mulberry Harbour were built. Hundreds of landing craft also used the Beaulieu River as a departure point during the D-Day Landings.
Today, this beautiful village is a peaceful haven where visitors can learn about its history and enjoy a tranquil cruise along the river.
For more information about Buckler’s Hard, please visit www.bucklershard.co.uk