Well I was going to get into Beaulieu church today. I THOUGHT you got into it through Beaulieu Palace and the Motor Museum but the staff said no. So back to the village, which is very attractive by the way, only to find you do get into the church via the Palace but not before 12pm
The view from the village to the Palace
Oystercatcher (with the carrot beak) and Lapwing
So off to Hatchlands Pond. I'll shut up and let you look at the wildlife.
Well it was time to go visit that church. Of course Beaulieu is hellishly expensive and there would be no chance of me paying £16 BUT Beaulieu is in the HHA so I get in free.
There is a motor museum, monorail, James Bond exhibit, ruined abbey and the Palace. Its a fine day out for the family BUT it does everything well but nothing superbly. The house is nice BUT its not in the same quality as say Kingston Lacy.
Oh church 617! The Blessed Virgin and Holy Child Beaulieu. The Refectory of the former abbey.
i didn't spend much time at Beaulieu I've been before. i just wanted the church but i took the above to give you a flavour. It is worth a visit.
I really wanted to go to Exbury Gardens (somewhere else i got in free!!).
I'm quite pleased with this given it was taken with an 18-250 Travel zoom.
The Gardens are the creation of the Rothschilds. I saw some good birds as well, Great Spot and Green Woody, Marsh Tit, buzzard and Nuthatch.
This is something i wish more folk would pay attention to.