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Southampton - Beaulieu Palace & Motor Museum (full day)

The Village of Beaulieu (pronounced ‘Bewlea’) is the quintessential English village. Nestling alongside the Beaulieu River, near to Palace House, it has been the home of the Montagu family since 1538. Most of the Village forms part of the 7000 acre Beaulieu Estate. Formerly the 14th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River. The House has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wriothesley, later 1st Earl of Southampton, bought the Estate after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Your visit is made all the more fascinating by the Victorian characters that you will in the rooms and grounds during your visit. Stop and ask them about their life, job, clothes and more!

Also visit the lovely Beaulieu Abbey - founded in 1204 by Cistercian monks on land given to them by King John. Although much was destroyed at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII, there is still much for visitors to see today and your guide will be pleased to share her knowledge with you.

Few car museums in the world can match the unique collection of the world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu: with a collection of some 250 vehicles; from the earliest examples of motoring, to the legendary world record breakers such as Bluebird and Golden Arrow. Enthusiasts may visit at their leisure during the tour.

The Village itself centres around the High Street, with its red brick terraced houses consisting of homes and businesses. There is a Post Office, Primary School and Village Hall as well as an active Parish Church. Enjoy some free time in The Village with its varied and interesting shops that are perfect for finding a high quality gift or memento of your visit. Beaulieu has a number of eateries available for guests to lunch at their leisure.

Later this afternoon return to Southampton and your ship.

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Tours in Southampton

Historic Winchester
Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral
Beaulieu Palace & Motor Museum

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