New Forest

New Forest

Type:Towns & Villages

The New Forest


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 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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy some outdoor fun at the New Forest Wildlife Park, with over 250 animals to see, there's an exciting adventure playground for some monkeying around.  

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. 

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.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The New Forest is about 90 miles south west of London, is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M3 and M27 and is served by public transport.

What's Nearby

  1. New Forest Centre

    Find out what makes the Forest so special at the New Forest Centre. The Museum is great…

    0.7 miles away
  2. Longdown Activity Farm

    There’s farming fun for everyone at Longdown Activity Farm with a fabulous daily schedule…

    3.64 miles away
  3. The New Forest Wildlife Park

    Make friends with the sika and fallow deer who follow you around or marvel at the…

    3.77 miles away
  1. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

    Spotting deer in the New Forest isn't always easy, but at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary there…

    3.96 miles away
  2. Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

    Come to Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest and discover the many delights that one…

    5.68 miles away
  3. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World, is the theme park for families which has more…

    6 miles away
  4. New Forest Activities

    New Forest Activities is a one-stop shop for booking activities and discovering what…

    6.05 miles away
  5. New Forest Beach Bus

    Summer bus service offering a great way to explore the New Forest. Linking Lymington,…

    6.62 miles away
  6. St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

    St. Barbe Museum explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast. Take…

    7.24 miles away
  7. Southampton Medieval Merchants House

    Sensitive restoration has returned this house to its mid 14th century appearence steeped…

    7.66 miles away
  8. Tudor House and Garden

    Uncover over 800 years of history in the heart of Southampton’s Old Town. Tudor House and…

    7.67 miles away
  9. Mayflower Theatre

    The largest Theatre in the south, The Mayflower offers spectacular touring musicals -…

    7.72 miles away
  10. Locked In A Room Southampton

    Locked In A Room offers large scale escapism for all sized parties, making us perfect for…

    7.75 miles away
  11. Lymington Sea Water Baths

    Fun for all the family: a fully life guarded open air sea water pool with swimming and…

    7.77 miles away
  12. SeaCity Museum

    Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the…

    7.8 miles away
  13. Southampton Stories

    Southampton Stories is an exhibition inside SeaCity Museum, that tells the stories of the…

    7.8 miles away
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