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The top 10 things you need to know about our amazing ‘secret’ coast

May 18th, 2017|Things To Do|

We’ve got more than 190,000 acres of magical forest for you to enjoy. But did you know the New Forest has coastline, too? From east to west we have more than 40 miles of sand, shingle, secret beaches and estuaries just waiting to be explored. So check out what you need to know here… Forbidding [...]

Lymington Seafood Festival is coming this August

May 8th, 2017|Food & Drink, Food & Drink Festival, Things To Do|

The historic market town of Lymington will be launching its first seafood festival on August 12th and 13th, aiming to build on the New Forest’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading food destinations for tourists and also a destination that boasts a stunning coastline. The two-day event, held at Bath Road Park, is free [...]

Hosting special moments & celebrating iconic memories

May 4th, 2017|Accommodation, Things To Do|

Chewton Glen captures what people love about the New Forest; the outdoors, the beautiful wildlife, the opportunity for activities, the coastal location and of course local organic produce that tastes divine. We think we’ve captured the essence of its beauty in and around our 130 acre grounds. Whether you’re looking to dine here for a [...]

It’s Bluebell Time in The New Forest

April 24th, 2017|Things To Do, Wildlife & Animals|

That explosion of vivid green and ultramarine blue on the forest floor, stretching under the beech trees as far as the eye can see. That delicate, unmistakable scent, hanging in the air. Of all the spring sights the New Forest has to offer, our bluebells are one of the most magnificent. Why? Because native bluebells [...]

Celebrate the best of English tourism the New Forest way!

March 24th, 2017|Activities, Attractions, Things To Do, Travel, Wildlife & Animals|

English Tourism Week (March 25 to April 2) is a national celebration of everything that’s great about visiting our country – or, if you already live here, getting to know a new part of it. So weather you’ve been to the New Forest before, or it’s your first time (and if it is, welcome!) here [...]

Year of Literary Heroes 2017: Best places for bookworms

January 13th, 2017|Things To Do|

The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu – stayed in by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when he was researching The White Company. Conan Doyle wanted to focus instead on his historical novels, and it was while researching for The White Company – said to be his favourite work – that he discovered the New Forest. This led to [...]

Year of Literary Heroes 2017: Books set in The New Forest

January 5th, 2017|Things To Do|

Children of the New Forest (1847) by Captain Marryat. Children’s book set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn [...]

New in the New Forest for 2017

December 29th, 2016|Things To Do|

If there’s one word that sums up the New Forest for 2017 it’s action! Running, playing walking, festivalising and celebrating…it’s all on the menu. From Spring 2017 there’ll be plenty of action from delighted youngsters rushing around exploring the new Holbury Manor Park and Warren Copse wild play site, situated just outside Holbury. The site’s [...]

New Forest Christmas Gift Ideas

December 7th, 2016|Activities, Things To Do|

We’ve come up with some fantastic New Forest Christmas gift ideas for you to buy your friends and family the perfect presents this Christmas, or to even add to your own Christmas list. Our E-shop is full of great presents and stocking fillers. Why don’t you treat someone to a 2017 Brand New Forest Card, [...]

Winter’s Tales at Beaulieu National Motor Museum

November 9th, 2016|Attractions, Things To Do|

Beaulieu is launching its first magical Christmas illuminations with a series of eight special Winter’s Tales evenings to be held in December. See Palace House come to life after dark as the stunning light installations show friendly mice scuttling along the kitchen plate shelf, snow falling on family portraits and a festive seascape of the popular Christmas carol I Saw Three Ships [...]

Success for the New Forest Food and Drink Festival’s First Headline Event & More to Come

November 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Things To Do|

A Smoking Hot Success last night at the first Headline Event of the New Forest Food and Drink Festival Week - click here to read more about the fantastic event. Also, don't forget there's still over 120 events that you can book and attend until 6 November. Including the 2 FREE Food Festival events. On Wednesday 2 November 'A Taste [...]

New Forest ‘the most popular destination to enjoy the great outdoors in south East England’

October 18th, 2016|Things To Do, Travel, Wildlife & Animals|

When it comes to the great outdoors the jury is not out – it’s decided that the New Forest is the best place to enjoy the great outdoors in the south east of England. In a survey of 500 people, conducted by digital marketing agency Goat, 34 per cent of those aged 55 and over [...]

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