The New Forest is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. The National Park shows just how well nature and people can live and work together in harmony; large parts of the forest are inhabited by animals, including roaming cattle, deer and horses. The ecosystem is very delicate but all of the people living here work towards maintaining it. Visitors are also asked to play their part in keeping the area clean and preserved.
Covering 571 square kilometres the park has a selection of different environments to enjoy, ranging from the woodland to open farmland and a stretch of coast. There are countless attractions to take in during your stay, meaning you can fill every day with fun and adventure or education and exploring.
One of the best things to see is Beaulieu, a beautiful stately home with gardens and a tourist centre. There is also the fantastic National Motor Museum to enjoy, one of the largest collections in the UK. Automobile enthusiasts will love the opportunity to look at vehicles charting the history motoring. There are many different cars to enjoy, including classic cars, oddities and racing cars.
If you’re more interested in the history of the area you can visit the New Forest Museum. There are a range of exhibitions to enjoy, including those covering the geography, wildlife and conservation efforts, forestry and the famous embroidery. There’s something here for all ages, meaning you can enjoy a fantastic family day out.
The New Forest is also home to several boating and cruising providers. Puffin Cruises offers trips across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and a special picnic cruise if you want to have a relaxing lunch on the water.
Tours of different parts of the National Park are available with three interconnecting bus routes. These hop on/hop off buses give you the chance to see more of the area. You can even go on an open top bus safari if you enjoy looking at wildlife and want some more information from your guide.
One of the main attractions in the New Forest is the number of trails through the woods. There are options for hikers, casual walkers and cyclists. You can bring your own bike or hire one from one of several providers. There are a mixture of trails, ranging in difficulty from easy ones to those recommended for experienced riders and walkers.
As well as the great things to do the New Forest is also home to countless great pubs, restaurants and accommodations. If you want a boutique bed and breakfast in Hampshire for your stay, we are your first choice. We strive to give every guest the perfect stay and cater for their every need, from our comfortable rooms to the meals made with locally sourced produce we offer.