Nearby Places
Beaulieu: Ancient and pretty little village, home to the Montagu family. The village, with tiny shops and a pub, is built around a wide tidal river, attracting all kinds of wildlife.

Boldre: Small pretty village near Lymington with narrow lanes and a well-preserved 800-year-old church.

Bournemouth: Renowned for its seven miles of golden beaches and beautiful parks and gardens, Bournemouth blends the contemporary with the traditional. Seaside restaurants and arcades make for a great day out.

Bramshaw: Piper's Wait, the highest point in The New Forest is near Bramshaw. In the village, visitors can enjoy the church, built over the centuries in a variety of architectural styles.

Burley: Legends concerning dragons, witches and smuggling abound in this traditional village. Today you can go horse riding, take a trip in a horse-drawn wagon or cycle. There are also plenty of shops and tearooms here.

Eling: You won't often get a chance to see a working tide mill in action, so it’s worth a visit to the old quay where you’ll find the Mill and Heritage Centre. There are also good walks along the reed-lined river.

Hythe: A train ride along the Victorian pier is a treat before you catch the ferry across to Southampton. You’ll get a wonderful view of the great ocean liners coming up Southampton Water and you can enjoy a walk around the old part of Hythe which is full of attractive Victorian and Georgian buildings.

Lymington: This beautiful, Georgian market town is just 10 minutes from Brockenhurst. It is a mecca for sailing enthusiasts and receives lots of tourists in the summer. Many visit the open-air salt baths. A quaint cobbled street joins the bottom of the high street, where there is a market held every Saturday, to the quay. Pop over to the Isle of Wight for the day on the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth or, alternatively, charter a yacht and cruise the Solent! But ladies make sure you don't leave Lymington without a visit to Stanwells designer boutique on the high street.
Lyndhurst: This village became the natural “capital“ of The New Forest when William the Conqueror established his hunting grounds here. Now a popular place for tourists, this is where you will find The New Forest Centre and also the grave of the original Alice in Wonderland in the churchyard. The imposing building next to the church is Queen’s House, headquarters of the Forestry Commission and containing the 14th century Verderers’ Hall.

Milford-on-Sea: there are wonderful views of The Needles and Christchurch Bay from this seaside village with its shingle beach, a favourite place with the sea anglers. There are lots of shops, cafes and pubs in the village, which has a traditional green.

Minstead: You'll find the grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the churchyard.

Portsmouth: The historic Royal Dockyard forms the heart of the city and remains the spiritual home of The Royal Navy. Attractions within the dockyard include The Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Portsmouth has many other attractions, including the new Spinnaker Tower, D-Day museum, promenades, beaches, a pier and a fun fair at Southsea. Pick up a bargain at Gunwharf Quays outlet shopping centre.

Salisbury: A magnificent medieval city with historic streets and alleyways, traditional eating-houses and shopping streets full of character. Home to the UK’s finest medieval cathedral.

Southampton: A vibrant, modern city, home to West Quay shopping centre. Rich in heritage as a result of its time as a Roman seaport. It is also a well-known cruise gateway to Europe.

Sway: People used to visit Sway to see its extraordinary tower. Now they’re more likely to look for ArtSway, a nationally renowned art gallery in the centre of the village.

Winchester: The ancient capital of England, Winchester is a unique heritage city with a magnificent cathedral, award-winning pubs and restaurants and some beautiful shops.
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