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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.
  • 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.
  • Sit back and relax on the New Forest open top tour bus as it explores the New Forest.

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.

An English Original. Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel and spa set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and just a few minutes’ walk from the sea.

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.


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. Brockenhurst

    Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park situated between Lyndhurst and...

    3.07 miles away
  2. Beaulieu

    Beaulieu in Hampshire is one of the most beautiful villages in the New Forest, offering...

    5.78 miles away
  3. Burley

    The picturesque village of Burley lies in the heart of the New Forest. With its pretty...

    6.22 miles away
  1. Lymington

    The Georgian market town of Lymington is set on the coast in the beautiful New Forest...

    7.3 miles away
  2. Hythe

    Visit the pleasant village of Hythe for its historic Pier with electric train, fantastic...

    7.65 miles away
  3. Southampton

    A short break in Southampton, Hampshire means time for serious shopping in the West Quay...

    7.86 miles away
  4. New Milton

    New Milton is a market town in south west Hampshire situated on the edge of the New...

    8.67 miles away
  5. Romsey

    Medieval streets, a Norman Abbey and new heritage centre add to the charm of the...

    9.32 miles away
  6. Milford-on-Sea

    Milford-on-Sea is a traditional village with spectacular views, great beaches and...

    9.43 miles away
  7. Barton-on-Sea

    Barton-on-Sea boasts superb coastal walks, including the start of the Solent Way which...

    9.59 miles away
  8. Keyhaven

    This small, quiet village overlooks the Solent and has lovely views of Hurst Castle and...

    9.67 miles away
  9. Ringwood

    The western gateway to the New Forest National Park, Ringwood is an ideal touring base....

    9.78 miles away
  10. Fordingbridge

    Situated on the edge of the New Forest, Fordingbridge is a small country town situated on...

    10.51 miles away
  11. Yarmouth

    Yarmouth is a historic port town is located on the North-West of the Isle of Wight. Find...

    11.26 miles away
  12. Bursledon

    Bursledon is a village on the River Hamble in Hampshire and is located within the borough...

    11.29 miles away
  13. Eastleigh

    Eastleigh is part of the picturesque Hamble Valley area stretching along the River Hamble...

    11.94 miles away
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