The New Forest is home to so much more than just beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. For families, Peppa Pig World at Romsey’s Paulton Park is a must see or visit the wide range of animals at the New Forest Wildlife Park near Lyndhurst. For a relaxing day out, take a family trip on the steam railway at Exbury Gardens near Beaulieu. Enjoy the delicious taste of traditionally made cider at the New Forest Cider Centre in Burley. While you are in the mood for sampling the local ale, why not visit the New Forest’s oldest pub, the Fleur de Lys situated just north of Lymington. The pub first opened its doors to thirsty travellers in 1096.
The New Forest contains many historic attractions including the 19th Century Highcliffe Castle which is set in a scenic coastal location close to New Milton and the romantic ruins of Beaulieu Abbey. The Beaulieu estate is also home to the National Motor Museum with a wealth of vintage vehicles on display and vintage bus rides around the grounds. Hurst Castle in Milford on Sea is also ideal for a day out and offers beautiful views of the surrounding coastline. It was built by Henry VIII is 1544 as one of his coastal fortresses with on-site eye-catching Trinity Lighthouse. Find great accommodation close to these New Forest attractions online now.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.