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Beaulieu Abbey

New Forest, England, United Kingdom

About Beaulieu Abbey

Nestled in the picturesque New Forest National Park, the ruins of Beaulieu Abbey represent what remains of an early 13th century monastic complex which was partially destroyed in the reign of Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Today, visitors can explore the remains of Beaulieu Abbey along with the medieval Palace House and gardens, which once formed part of the Abbey complex before being bought by Sir Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton and turned into a mansion house. Now home of the Montagu family, who have resided there since 1538, the house features many Victorian additions added during later periods of renovation.

As well as Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House, the site is home to the National Motor Museum which features a range of historic and modern cars and other motoring exhibits.

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