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“One of Britain's best assets”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of New Forest

New Forest
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US$1,219.39*
and up
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence
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Malaga, Spain
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488 reviews
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“One of Britain's best assets”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This huge forest is so varied depending on which bit you are in, there is always something new to see. From thick oak forest to treeless heathland there is everything. You know you are in the Forest when you drive over the cattle grid. From then on it is the animals who have the priority hence the 40 mph speed limit throughout. The animals roaming wild are amazing - the famous New Forest ponies, horses, cows, sheep and pigs. There are deer too but as they are shy it is rare to see them.

The numerous small streams with gravel beds are wonderful for children, and indeed adults, to paddle in and picnic by.

There are dedicated car parks everywhere, mostly in the trees, from which to base your adventure.

Some of the woodland is a treasure trove for mushroom hunters in the right season, and leaves and nuts can be collected. A real education in wildlife for all the family.

There are villages full of thatched cottages and quaint pubs all around. All the properties have cattle grids so the animals do not trespass into the private gardens!

Visited August 2014
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“Serenely beautiful”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I went last year for the first time and enjoyed it so much I went back this year.

The wide open spaces, the New Forest ponies roaming free, the fact that cars (for the most part) respect the cyclists, the forest areas ... it just has to be seen to be believed.

Tranquility abounds and it strikes me that although holiday makers are invading their homes, the locals are particularly pleasant and that goers to make this such a wonderful area to visit.

If you haven't been - go before you miss it! It is simply fantastic.

Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst are especially nice villages.

Visited August 2014
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“Fabulous Forest Fun”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

A lovely day out in Brockenhurst took the open topped bus around the vast area of the forest love the donkeys wandering around town the ponies and their foals. Had a picnic with the Equines and afternoon tea whilst perusing the shops

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Place”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We ventured into the New Forest on numerous occasions during our stay. Loved seeing the wildlife and loads of wild horses. Great place for all the family

Visited August 2014
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“Wild life amazing”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Loved the wild ponies and donkeys wandering about, even cows pottering about in the road, drinking from the ditch!

Visited August 2014
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