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New Forest National Park

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High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
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Favourite place in the world - straight out of Enid Blyton

There couldn’t be a better place to spend time. In rainy weather there is plenty to do (Longdown... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Macarry
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London
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Wonderful for families, friends and/or couples

It's so easy to print off walks or bike rides on line or pop into one of the local newsagents for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jo K
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Bexley
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The New Forest National Park is truly unique. It’s a ‘world capital’ for wildlife with a huge diversity of rare plants and animals– one of the reasons why it was made a National Park in 2005. A place of outstanding natural beauty, the unique landscape is shaped by the grazing of ponies, cattle and pigs that roam freely. These animals may appear wild, but they are owned by people called commoners. One of the last places in southern England to offer a sense of wildness and tranquillity, it’s a wonderful area to explore on foot, horseback, or by bike. Indeed William the Conqueror, who set aside the ‘New Forest’ for hunting more than 900 years ago, would probably recognise much of it today.
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High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7NY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There couldn’t be a better place to spend time. In rainy weather there is plenty to do (Longdown Farm, pub lunches with roaring fires, walking under trees wearing your wellies) and there is nowhere lovelier in sunny weather.

Thank Macarry
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's so easy to print off walks or bike rides on line or pop into one of the local newsagents for maps etc. The New Forest is so vast and even though we visited during the heat wave, we had plenty of shade when walking...More

Thank Jo K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This forest that spans from Ringwood to the west and Beaulieu in the east is a place of beauty. We saw many wild ponies and cattle. For a forest, it also has vast wide open spaces and lovely villages and towns. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Is the best place to have the connection with the nature and animals... lovely place to walk take nice photos and breath the fresh air. You I'll see so many horses and deers, you can go in car, bus or train. Around the area you...More

Thank كارلا ح
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely holiday. Exploring the area, seeing the ponies and donkeys and visiting attractions.

Thank Buzzy99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through the New Forest was just wonderful, seeing all the horses running free, the cows being able to roam without fences was just amazing. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing you can't do in the New Forest. We got lost away from social media and all traffic and just walked for hours with nature, following some great trails we found online, and the natural beauty of the British countryside was amazing. Wild...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to spend a few days. We loved walking the trails, country pubs and letting the kids paddle in the streams and play along side the ponies. If you're traveling to the south coast of England this is a must see.

Thank EastCoastTravels
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow, what a beautiful part of the country with wild ponies & cattle plus an abundance of other wildlife. This time of year is great, lots of foals with their mothers. Great for walking and taking in the natural beauty of this stunning area....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking, beautiful, scenic, calming, gorgeous animals and villages & one of my favourite places in the world.

Thank Trotter966
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Chrys N
11 July 2018|
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Response from Asrj76 | Reviewed this property |
If you go off route you will see much more of the wild ponies , cows, bulls and donkeys. The main entrance near the mailman’s pub, don’t go along the main road you will be routed on, turn left and travel past the cross you... More
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Karin D
30 May 2018|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
Bit late but might help next time. Rhinefield. It has marked walks from short to long. Beautiful area
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Vanessa P
25 February 2018|
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
try the Waterloo Arms in Lyndhurst. very welcoming!
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