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Recently designated National Park status, The New Forest is home to some of South East England’s most picturesque countryside and is filled with a great variety of things to do and places to stay.

With shaded paths meandering through ancient woodland, picturesque villages dotted amongst the landscape, stunning coastal routes and dozens of unique attractions, The New Forest is one of the UK's best loved outdoor treasures. Explore the numerous New Forest Towns & Villages, each with its own charm and unique attraction.

Things to see and do in the New Forest

  • Take the whole family to the excellent Paultons Park – an adventure theme park with rides and attractions for all ages, as well as beautiful gardens and exotic birds and animals.
  • Visit the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu to see a huge array of vintage and rare vehicles dating back to the earliest days of motoring.
  • Cycle the miles of trails with bike hire available at Forest Leisure Cycling.
  • Enjoy a great range of outdoor activities, both on and off the water. New Forest Activities help you to have lots of fun, whether you’re an individual, family or group.
  • See where some of the wooden ships of Admiral Lord Nelson’s navy were once built at Bucklers Hard on the banks of the River Beaulieu.
  • Head to Exbury Gardens where the flowerbeds burst with colour, particularly in spring when the rhododendrons explode in a riot of purple.
  • Sit back and relax on the New Forest open top tour bus as it explores the New Forest.

Hotels and other New Forest Accommodation

The New Forest has an excellent choice of accommodation from 5 star award winning country hotels, boutique hotels, delightful bed & breakfasts or your very own self catering hideaway, you'll find something that will suit you and your budget. New Forest Living has 38 beautifully styled self catering cottages sleeping up to eleven people offering great value for groups.

If you are looking for the best deal, New Forest Fairbooking scheme guarantees you the best possible online rates with no booking fees giving great value for money for your holiday. All you need to do is make your booking with a business showing the FairbookingUK icon to receive the best price available.

The New Forest is an absolute paradise for walking, camping and cycling and, with its endless woods to play in and wide open beaches, it makes a perfect playground for adults and children alike. In fact, if you have even the slightest appreciation for the great outdoors, you'll be captivated by the magical atmosphere created by the mossy groves and 1000-year-old trees of the New Forest.

Explore the wonderful scenery of The New Forest by hiring one of Renault’s new electric two-seater Twizy cars! Not only is this car a funky and fun way of exploring our beautiful national park, but it is also environmentally friendly which helps ensure the continued sustainability of our forest and its wildlife.

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What's Nearby

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