Popular Areas - New Forest

The New Forest National Park is located in the south of England in the counties of Hampshire and Wiltshire. It is a former royal hunting area created in 1079 by William the Conqueror principally of deer.

The ponies, cattle and pigs turned out into the open forest are owned by the “Commoners”, and are there by the Rights whose foundations extend back 900 years to William’s time.

Try to escape from the confines of the car and head out on foot, bicycle or on horseback to get a more intimate feel of the forest. The New Forest attracts many visitors every year, and is a must for nature lovers, with its huge variety of plants and flowers, some of which are quite rare.

Walkers will enjoy the many circular and linear routes. It is also great for cycling with miles and miles of traffic free tracks leading you right into the heart of the forest with few hills to worry about.

The New Forest has many picnic and toilet facilities, all of which are carefully sited to allow visitors safe and easy access to a variety of forest landscapes.

There are places to visit in the New Forest including Fordingbridge, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Ringwood, and Romsey. A good place to start your visit is the Museum and Visitor Centre in Lyndhurst, this is where you can learn some of the secrets of the forest.

Other tourist attractions near The New Forest include Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens, Hurst Castle, New Forest Wildlife Park, Longdown Activity Farm, Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary and Palace House to name just a few.

The nearest airports to The New Forest are Bournemouth Airport and Southampton Airport.

Look at the accommodation listed below to find your perfect New Forest Bed and Breakfast, Guest House or Hotel and Book Direct.

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