When visiting Lymington you can discover the charm and natural beauty of New Forest. The area was originally a royal hunting ground and became a national park in 2005. It stretches over an area of 566 square kilometres and is covered in unspoilt woodland, river valleys, and heath. Nowadays, ponies, deer, pigs and cattle still roam around free. The area provides tranquillity and is heaven for those cycling or walking.
If you are coming from afar there is plenty of opportunity to hire a bike. Or if you fancy something more relaxed, take a stroll around the traditional villages of Brockenhurst, Burley, Beaulieu and Lyndhurst. You can even take the time to enjoy a locally brewed beer in one of the many pubs.
Other places to visit are the New Forest coastline. Although it is thoroughly protected, it still attracts thousands of people every year. If you prefer the coastline, then head for the cliff tops at Barton-on-Sea and take a ferry to Hurst Castle or watch the boats roll into Lymington Quay. If you are feeling more adventurous, New Forest offers activities such as kayaking.
There are many local attractions to keep you busy, such as the Exbury Gardens and the National Motor Museum. You can also be assured that when visiting you are contributing to businesses that play a good part in protecting the environment, all the while still providing the best facilities and services.
If you are visiting from outside of the UK, expect lots of cosy traditional British pubs and eating establishments that serve a selection of local produce. The New Forest Marque quality assures the highest standards of animal welfare, and production with it being sourced locally. Expect specialities of venison, honey, mushrooms and fresh crab bear this seal.
If you are thinking of visiting Hampshire and the New Forest area, then consider staying with us here at Harvest House. We are proud to operate a bed and breakfast Lymington visitors can’t get enough of. We are located a short distance away from everything in a unique country village setting. If you wish to stay here, please get in touch.