The New Forest National Park has been a huge visitor attraction for centuries and its beautiful forests, moorlands, beaches and quaint villages are as charming as ever. It's a vast area that spans over 750 square kilometres and was originally created in 1079 by William the Conqueror. Packed with history, quirky laws (such as the right for 'commoners' to graze their livestock), free-range animals - particularly the beautiful wild ponies - and some of the best eateries in the county, this is an absolute must-visit for those who love the outdoor lifestyle.
You'll find excellent quality accommodation and New Forest holiday cottages in all of the popular towns and villages in the area. Lyndhurst is the 'capital' of the New Forest, and a thriving town. Brockenhurst is known for its scenery and excellent connections. Lymington has a busy quay and a fantastic independent shopping scene and New Milton is popular for its markets and shops. New Forest holiday cottages are the best choice for staying in the New Forest, offering space, parking and other great amenities to suit all budgets.
You'll find plenty to see and do in this natural beauty spot. Dog-lovers will find walks aplenty (and dog-friendly accommodation too) and there are plenty of cycling and horse riding trails. Try low ropes, kayaking, and watersports at the New Forest Water Park, or tour the splendid grounds of Beaulieu National Car Museum. Cruise Lymington Harbour, treat the kids at Paulton's Park or simply relax in a pub garden and enjoy fine food and local ales. After a busy day, relax in style from your comfortable accommodation.
New Forest holiday cottages are widely available and a great way to enjoy the best of this stunning natural playground. You'll find accommodation with wonderful views, outdoor areas, plenty of space, high-end fittings and amenities and even hot tubs. There's something for everyone when you rest, recharge and invigorate in the New Forest!