Hampshire Photos by Hetty
23rd April 2017 Historic Houses Association – free to friends
There are lots of things to see at Beaulieu:
Palace House, Abbey ruins, gardens and grounds, Motor Museum and well known cars
Palace House was originally the Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey History of Beaulieu
The gatehouse entrance was filled in to make it into a house
The Cistercian Abbey was founded by King John in c 1203, and destroyed by Henry VIII in 1538.
This is now the Beaulieu village parish church, but was once the Monks’ Refectory,
The Domus building survives – it was the lay brothers’ refectory and lodgings
Inside the domus
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – in topiary!
Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit
There is a monorail to get around the site
Victorian flower and kitchen garden
World of Top Gear – extra, extra long cars
Double decker cars and car boat
The Stig and car-rocket 2
The National Motor Museum has 100s of cars and motorbikes, mainly ancient, but some modern
An orange and a bottle of beer
Caravan made of Lego!
Lots of bluebells