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#1 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Owner description: Enjoy our video...click on Photos or find us on Youtube! The perfect base for Cycling, one of the most popular New Forest... more » Owner description: Enjoy our video...click on Photos or find us on Youtube! The perfect base for Cycling, one of the most popular New Forest activities! We are the acclaimed New Forest Cycle Hire, Cycle Sales and Cycle Repairs Centre, located in the unspoilt and beautiful village of Burley, in the heart of the New Forest and close to the trails. Our energetic and friendly trained staff are here to help you enjoy your cycling adventure, with rides for all ages and abilities.New Forest Electric Bike Hire. OPEN 7 DAYS ALL YEAR ROUND - FREE PARKING NEARBY - ONLINE BOOKING « less
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New Forest (Lyndhurst)
#2 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: National Parks; Forests
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#3 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Horseback Riding Stables

A long-time school that offers instruction for beginners and advanced riders. Website http://www.burley... Gentle western rides through stunning New Forest; also popular Cowboy... more »

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#4 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top visitor attractions. Here you will find the... more » Owner description: In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top visitor attractions. Here you will find the National Motor Museum, home to over 250 vehicles telling the history of motoring. You can also visit Palace House and Gardens, home of the Montagu family since 1538, the remains of Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear where you can see some of the vehicles from Jeremey, James and Richard's most ambitious challenges. Ride on the high level Monorail or climb aboard the replica 1912 open top London bus for a fun way to see Beaulieu's sights. « less
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#5 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
Owner description: This historic village offers many interesting attractions including the Palace House, formerly a 14th-century Great... more » Owner description: This historic village offers many interesting attractions including the Palace House, formerly a 14th-century Great Gatehouse, and Beaulieu Abbey, founded in 1204 by Cistercian monks. « less
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#6 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Ferries/ Boats; Historic Walking Areas; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Starting from Milford-on-Sea, this is a two-mile walk alongthe coast, ending at Hurst Castle, an ancient monument open year... more » Owner description: Starting from Milford-on-Sea, this is a two-mile walk alongthe coast, ending at Hurst Castle, an ancient monument open year 'round, with a cafe. A ferry runs from the village of Keyhaven from Easter through summer months. « less
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#7 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: National Parks
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#8 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: There is a viewing platform for deer. Picturesque forest and national park for the family. Very picturesque and ponies wonder... more » Owner description: There is a viewing platform for deer. Picturesque forest and national park for the family. Very picturesque and ponies wonder around. It was very busy Easter Weekend but still and enjoyable day out, getting back to nature. « less
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Furzey Gardens (Minstead)
#9 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Located in Minstead, Hampshire, in the heart of New Forest yet just off the end of the M27, this informal 10 acre woodland... more » Owner description: Located in Minstead, Hampshire, in the heart of New Forest yet just off the end of the M27, this informal 10 acre woodland garden contains an extensive collection of rare and beautiful plants from around the world. In the spring, banks of Azaleas and Rhododendrons dazzle with colour, secret paths lead through drifts of primulas and bulbs to quiet glades, while viewing areas provide outlooks over the New Forest. Flowering shrubs and trees continue the interest through the summer with a blaze of autumn colour at the end of the year.In the water garden flowering and foliage plants thrive both in and out of the lake, enhanced by a collection of conifers.Our award winning Chelsea Garden has been wonderfully recreated overlooking the lake after winning GOLD at RHS Chelsea in 2012.The waterfall leads into our reinstated water meadow.The gardens are wonderful for children. The shady play area has play houses, swing and even a "dry docked" play boat. There are plenty of places to picnic and play hide and seek. The gardens also hold a secret, there are over 30 tiny fairy doors hidden throughout the garden. Our wildflower meadow and cottage garden are great for spotting wildlife and you can take a step back in time when you enter our historic Furzey cottage. Delicious locally made cakes and sandwiches are available in the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop, which has plenty of seating inside, comfortable sofas upstairs and a pretty outside terrace overlooking the gardens. Browse the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop which showcases and sells a variety of local art, crafts and gifts including work undertaken by the students from the Minstead Training Trust. Those visitors who like to go home with a souvenir of the leafy variety will enjoy looking around our plant sales area where plants are very competitively priced. The Gardens are open all year round, and the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop is open from the beginning of March to the end of October 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (last orders at 4.15pm). The Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop is free to enter and browse and enjoy a coffee, cake or light refreshment. Entry to the Gardens is by a set minimum donation, please pay in the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop. When the Gallery Gift and Coffee shop is closed please place donations in the box provided. The entry donation goes towards the upkeep of the gardens and to the work of the Charity in providing opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. « less
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#10 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Parks; Forests
Owner description: Set in the natural woodlands of the New Forest visit our collection of animals and birds from wolves to wallabies, otters to... more » Owner description: Set in the natural woodlands of the New Forest visit our collection of animals and birds from wolves to wallabies, otters to owls or bison to badgers. So much to see. « less
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#11 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Parks
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Arniss Equestrian (Fordingbridge)
#12 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: British Horse Society approved riding school offering both lessons and hacking, with direct access on to the New Forest.... more » Owner description: British Horse Society approved riding school offering both lessons and hacking, with direct access on to the New Forest. Beginner instructional rides, mixed ability rides, and longer rides for more experienced riders. Experience days, pub rides, & special occasion experiences available. Please see our website or call us to discuss your requirements. « less
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#13 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Gardens; Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Exbury Gardens is home to the world-famous Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs,... more » Owner description: Exbury Gardens is home to the world-famous Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs, in the beautiful New Forest. Offering peace, relaxation and tranquility - a day spent at Exbury is a day spent in paradise. Created in the 1920s, the gardens extend over 200 acres of natural beauty that echo to the names of the famous plant hunters. Explore on foot, by chauffeur-driven buggy tour or travel on the Exbury Gardens Steam Railway. Mr Eddy's Restaurant and Tearooms; Plant Centre and Gift Shop; free parking. VAQAS assessed. « less
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#14 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: National Parks; Zoos

Libertys Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre Located at Crow Lane, Ringwood, Hants. BH24 3EA just off of the A31 south of Ringwood. A privately run facility housing a wide range of... more »

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Buckler's Hard (Beaulieu)
#15 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you will find the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard, the... more » Owner description: On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you will find the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard, the unique and picturesque village where warships for Nelson’s navy were built. Visit the historic cottage displays recreating 18th century life, take a delightful riverside walk or enjoy a cruise on the tranquil Beaulieu River. Gift shop and Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Open every day (except Christmas Day). « less
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#16 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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Sea Water Baths (Lymington)
#17 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Water Parks
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Rockbourne Roman Villa (Fordingbridge)
#18 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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#19 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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New Forest Museum (Lyndhurst)
#20 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The rich and dramatic history of the New Forest and its wildlife is told under one roof through models, information panels,... more » Owner description: The rich and dramatic history of the New Forest and its wildlife is told under one roof through models, information panels, artifacts and interactive exhibits. « less
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#21 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
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Breamore House (Fordingbridge)
#22 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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#23 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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#24 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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#25 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: We are a hacking centre located right in the heart of Brockenhurst, in the New Forest National Park. We house 15 horses and... more » Owner description: We are a hacking centre located right in the heart of Brockenhurst, in the New Forest National Park. We house 15 horses and ponies of varying height and breed, there is something suitable for everyone! We offer direct forest access and welcoming, friendly staff. We are one of few hacking centres that can offer cantering for the experienced riders, as well as walk and trot rides for any ability of rider. Please visit our website for full details and to have a peek at the gallery! « less
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St Mary, Breamore (Fordingbridge)
#26 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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#27 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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Matchams Karting (Ringwood)
#28 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Category: Sports Complexes
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#29 of 41 in New Forest National Park
Owner description: Robert Perera Fine Art Gallery in Lymington is one of the leading South Coast Galleries and shows work by New Forest and... more » Owner description: Robert Perera Fine Art Gallery in Lymington is one of the leading South Coast Galleries and shows work by New Forest and nationally know artists, both contemporary and antique. You may have seen the galley on BBC's Flog-It!. We have on show works by two of the top New Forest artists, Barry Peckam RI and Robert King RSMA, showing scenes of the New Forest and the Solent including Lymington marshes, Keyhaven, Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu, Yarmouth, Cowes, Hurst Castle and the Needles. We also show Royal Academy artists including Terry Frost RA, Tracey Emin RA, Sir Peter Blake RA, Hamilton Fraser RA and Dame Elisabeth Frink RA. On the period side we are specialist dealers in the work of marine artist William Lionel Wyllie RA b.1851 and perhaps have the largest collection of his etchings for sale in the world! His work includes views of the Thames, yachting in the Solent and HMS Victory in Portsmouth to name a few. We also have a varied collection of Modern British paintings and interesting prints including rare Grosvenor school linocuts. The collection is rounded off with Isle of Wight studio glass, Hoselton aluminium sailboats, Fine Art greetings cards and bespoke framing. « less
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#30 of 41 in New Forest National Park
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