Did you know?
1.In the graveyard of St Michael and All Angel’s Church can be found the grave of Alice Pleasance Liddell, who was the inspiration to Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.
2.According to folklore 400 years ago, Burley Beacon was inhabited by a dragon, believed to have been slain by Sir Maurice Berkeley of Bisterne, whereby its corpse became Bolton’s Bench hill outside Lyndhurst.
3.The name Lyndhurst derives from an Old English name (probably of Saxon origin) and means ‘Wooded hill with lime-trees growing’.
BrockenhurstBrockenhurst sits just a few miles south of Lyndhurst, and is famed for its picturesque forest land and New Forest ponies and donkeys that congregate along its High Street. The village offers a good selection of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, with a variety of independent and chain stores.
BurleySurrounded by beautiful open heathland and wildlife, Burley is known for having ponies and cattle roaming around freely. As the village is steeped in history, much of its appeal comes from its distinct old world charm. Burley has tea rooms, gift shops, art galleries, and the usual amenities you would expect in a village.
BeaulieuHome to the Motor Museum and Estate, and one of the New Forest’s most popular locations, Beaulieu offers something for everyone from its idyllic 16th century high street, to its scenic walks along the riverbank. Also home to a fabulous pub called the Montagu Arms, where you can dine with wonderful views across the Beaulieu River.
Experience Lyndhurst and visit their gift and specialty shops.
The New Forest Heritage Centre offers a wonderful selection of cakes with a large gift shop. Or try the local gin in the family-run Pages of Lyndhurst, which sells an eclectic range of unique local goods.
Peggy May’s Café
A cosy but quirky café in the heart of the New Forest, with all cakes and scones baked in-house.
Surfing Moo Moo
An independent family run restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere, specialising in Surf and Turf cuisine using fresh ingredients.
Three-time winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, expect friendly service and an extensive menu with high quality food.
Established in 1997, this restaurant is still run by the Passarelli family and serves pizza and traditional Italian cuisine.
Anissa’s Thai Kitchen
Serving authentic and delicious Thai food, this restaurant uses local ingredients alongside exotic Thai herbs and spices to create their special dishes.
The Oak Inn
A quintessential village pub with a modern twist in the hamlet of Bank, near Lyndhurst, serving innovative but classic meals.
The Crown Stirrup
This dog-friendly pub has plenty of character with its traditional décor, log fire and low ceilings. Plus an impressive selection of real ales.
Offering cask ales and homely food, experience the atmosphere with dark wooden beams, a piano and open fire places.
Brockenhurst Train Station to Bournemouth in 24 minutes or to Southampton Central in 14 minutes.
Bus services to surrounding villages and towns/cities, access to A31, A36 and M27 and easy access to Brockenhurst which has a mainline train station. Access to the Isle of Wight from the nearby town of Lymington.