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New Forest Bed and Breakfast accommodation at amazing prices

  • Compare our collection of B&Bs and specialist boutique hotels in the scenic surroundings of New Forest.
  • Your choices vary from small independent hotels in the New Forest to family-run guest houses, where you will be looked after by the owner.
  • In all cases, you will have a comfy bed, breakfast will be freshly prepared, and you will be given help and advice on travel and local visitor attractions.
  • This is an cheaper alternative to staying in a larger hotel and will provide a more distinctive taste of the local area around the New Forest National Park.

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New Forest Visitor information

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An Introduction to the New Forest

The New Forest, originally a hunting ground for the King, William I, is also one of England's National parks and includes a wealth of pastures to hike through, sport experiences, from water sports to horse riding and dotted with quaint villages which are full of history.

Things to do in the New Forest

The New Forest is home to Buckler's Hard, an 18th Century village in which Nelson's ships were built, which contains a maritime museum. Marwell Zoological Park is also situated within the region and Rockbourne Roman Villa is the largest of its kind in the surrounding area. New Forest Waterpark allows you to experience watersports such as wake-boarding and the New Forest Activities organises different sport experiences from sailing to horse riding.

Getting to the New Forest

By Rail

Brockenhurst Station is the main station in the region, with South West Trains linking it with London Waterloo. The train stations within the National Park are Ashurst, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Sway. Other train stations in the New Forest are Hinton Admiral, Lymington, New Milton and Totton.

By Coach and Bus

National Express coaches stop at Lyndhurst, Lymington and Ringwood and other stops in The New Forest. The New Forest is served by a public bus network, the main operators are Bluestar, Wilts and Dorset and Transdev Yello Buses.

By Ferry

Wightlink ferries connect The New Forest with the Isle of Wight between Lymington and Yarmouth and Red Funnel goes from Southampton to Cowes.

By Car

The main roads in the New Forest are the A31, which connects to the M27 just inside the New Forest's boundary, the A53 and the A337.

By Air

Bournemouth International airport is the closest to the region, an hours drive away, with Southampton airport also nearby.

History 

New Forest History

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The New Forest was originally deciduous woodland. Some areas were cleared for cultivation from the Bronze Age onwards; the poor quality of the soil in the New Forest meant that the cleared areas turned into heathland "waste", which may have been used even then as grazing land for horses.

The New Forest was created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the private hunting of deer. Formal commons rights were confirmed by statute in 1698. The New Forest became a source of timber for the Royal Navy and plantations were created in the 18th century for this purpose.

Felling of broadleaved trees and their replacement by conifers, began during the First World War to meet the wartime demand for wood. Further encroachments were made during the Second World War.

Further New Forest Acts followed in 1949, 1964 and 1970. The New Forest became a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1971, and was granted special status as the New Forest Heritage Area in 1985, with additional planning controls added in 1992. The New Forest was proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 1999, and it became a National Park in 2005.

 

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