Beaulieu village is a tranquil, beautiful village forming part of the Montagu family estate. Beaulieu is home to the National Motor Museum, Palace House and the Beaulieu Abbey ruins. Just a mile or two up the Beaulieu river is the historic shipyard, Buckler’s Hard.
Brockenhurst Village has its own wonderful high street of local shops including butchers, bakers, florists and a Post Office together with it’s very own ‘Brockenhurst Train Station’ a short walk from the high street. Cycle hire is available in the village also.
The beautiful idyllic village of Burley has a mysterious history of witches, dragons and of course smuggling. The village has several witchcraft themed shops, gift shops, a Post Office and plenty of places to eat and drink. Cycle Hire and horse riding are available as well as that all important ice cream.
Visit the tranquil Georgian market town of Lymington and Lymington harbour. Lymington has a ferry port to the Isle of Wight and hosts a Saturday market in the high street. The market town has a strong nautical heritage and this is reflected throughout.
The largest village in the New Forest National Park is the village of Lyndhurst. Often called the ‘Capital’ of the New Forest. The Court of Verderers sits in the Queens House and The New Forest Visitor Information Centre is in this New Forest village. Alice from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fame is buried at the The Church of Saint Michael and All Angels.
Towns and Villages
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New Forest places of interest, towns and villages
What to see during your visit to the New Forest
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
~ William Wordsworth
Have an adventure in the Tall Trees Trail on Rhinefield Ornamental Drive complete with carved information signposts about the trees and plants.
History tells us that this is where King William the second was shot and killed by an arrow meant for a deer on a hunting trip. The exact spot is marked with a stone monument.
Lepe Beach and Country Park
Visit the Lepe Lighthouse, relax on the beach and play in the recreation area set within the New Forest National Park. A nice coastal walk opportunity.
Take a relaxing walk throught the Knightwood Oak stroll. Surrounded by ancient trees and beautiful woodland, a perfect picnic spot and family day out.
If you’re in a forest, the quality of the echo is very strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of all those trees that you get this strange, itchy ricochet effect.
~ Brian Eno