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Palace House

Place to visit

Once the gatehouse to medieval Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538, following the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII.

Where is Palace House located?

Palace House is part of the Beaulieu visitor attraction, which lies within the New Forest. It's easily accessible from Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester and Portsmouth.

Details on what activities are available at Palace House?

Meet the Butler, Cook and Housemaids and gain an insight into the workings of a Victorian country house.

Highlights include the restored Victorian Kitchen and an exhibition celebrating the painting, drawing and needlework of Belinda, Lady Montagu.

Don't miss the grounds and gardens, including the fragrant Victorian Flower Garden with it's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland topiary display.

Things to do in the local area?

The New Forest offers a unique experience, with New Forest ponies, cows and donkeys all free to roam the landscape and the chocolate-box villages. As well as Palace House, there are many other attractions to discover locally.

Other Information

Palace House is part of the Beaulieu visitor attraction, which is also home to Beaulieu Abbey, the National Motor Museum and World of Top Gear. One ticket allows access to all of the attractions on site.

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Guided Tours


Extra info

Closed Times: Closed Christmas Day.

Nearest Airport: Southampton

Nearest Train Station: Brockenhurst

Open Times: Open daily from 10am. Closed Christmas Day.

Price Details: Please see website

Arrival information and directions

Address: John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire, BeaulieuSO42 7ZN, United Kingdom

M27 J2, follow brown signs.

Free parking.

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