Thinking about a getaway? We are delighted to offer our readers an exclusive day out at the magnificent Beaulieu estate in New Forest for groups of up to 15 people.
Palace House, once the gatehouse of the mediaeval Beaulieu Abbey, has been the Montagu family home since 1538. In an idyllic New Forest setting, overlooking the picturesque Beaulieu River millpond, Palace House was remodelled and extended during the 1800s and is now a fine example of a Victorian country house.
Inside, its ecclesiastical heritage sets the grand gothic tone for a home bristling with character and adorned with family treasures, portraits, and memorabilia.
You will enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the Beaulieu Abbey Ruins and Gardens. This 800 year old Abbey was founded by King John in the 13th Century before being destroyed on the orders of King Henry VIII in 1538. Owing to the efforts of the Montagu family ancestors, distant relations of these former kings, the now tranquil Abbey is a conserved ruin where generations of visitors have enjoyed its peaceful setting and appreciated the achievements of its medieval builders.
Following this, you will also visit the National Motor Museum founded by the current owner’s father in 1952. From the earliest motor carriages to classic family saloons, the world-famous National Motor Museum has one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia in the world.
From legendary F1 cars and land speed record breakers for the speed freaks, to incredible examples of pioneering motoring for the history-buffs.
Featuring nine iconic vehicles, gadgets and costumes from the latest 007 film, Bond in Motion – No Time To Die is a brand new exhibition which has opened at the National Motor Museum, following the film’s UK release on the 30th September 2021. The exhibition will be on show until 15th November 2022.
Before departure to London, you will be treated to tea and coffee with unique biscuits featuring Lord Montague crest.
PROGRAMME OF THE DAY
- 09.00 Departure from London (by comfortable mini-bus)
- 11.30 Arrival to Beulieu
- 12.00 Guided Tour of the Beaulieu Abbey Ruins and Gardens, Palace House and Art Russe Gallery
- 15.00 Traditional Afternoon Tea
- 16.00 Guided Tour of the National Motor Museum
- 17.00 Departure to London
HOW TO BOOK
We organise one-day trips to Beaulieu from London in a comfortable mini van in groups of 15. Upon request, we can also create a tour for your special guests, a corporate event, or a memorable day for your loved ones tailored to your needs. The tours can be in Russian or English. Please contact Natasha Butterwick for further details, prices and availability.