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Guided Tours

Why not find out more about the different attractions at Beaulieu by going on the many guided tours we offer.

The Grand Tour - 2 hours

Grand Tour

An in-depth tour taking in the buildings and history of Beaulieu; the Abbey founded in 1204, Palace House the intimate family home of the Montagu's, and learn about Beaulieu Village with its medieval origins. History, romance, fact, anecdote, rare artefacts and picturesque buildings combine to inform and enlighten those with a feeling for the romance of times past.

Palace House Tour - 1 hour

Palace Tour

Find out about life in the ancestral home of Lord Montagu and learn something of its history from its monastic origins to the present day. Palace House, formerly the Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, has been the home of the Montagu family since 1538.  From the magnificent Lower Drawing Room and spacious Dining Hall with their beautiful fan-vaulted ceilings you can clearly see the monastic origins of the buildings. See exquisite paintings, 13th century furniture and stunning architecture on this unique tour.

The Abbey Tour - 1 hour

Abbey Tour

Discover what life was like in the Cistercian order at Beaulieu Abbey as the monks and lay brothers went about their daily tasks. Discover why the Abbey came to be located in the New Forest, how it was built and its importance to the local community for providing food, clothing and sanctuary. A presentation tells the story of Beaulieu Abbey through to its dissolution at the hands of Henry VIII and provides a view of how this magnificent Abbey once looked.

Motoring Tour - 1 hour

Motoring Tour

The ultimate tour for people with an interest in motoring and British motoring heritage. Learn about the early motoring pioneers and the introduction of mass produced cars. Enter a garage from the 1930s and wander through a period street scene.  Marvel at Bluebird and other record breaking vehicles alongside Formula One and Le Mans racers.  This fascinating tour will uncover a wealth of interesting motoring information.