Lyndhurst is home to many attractions and points of interest. Check out this article below on things to do in Lyndhurst and the New Forest.
New Forest Reptile Centre
Experience ‘A Date with Nature’ at the New Forest Reptile Centre.
Using the latest hi-tech gadgets you can look right into the tree-top nests of the New Forest Goshawk and watch their every move – from eggs hatching to food arriving and chicks leaving.
Want to find out more? Visit the New Forest Reptile Centre near Lyndhurst, where staff and volunteers are on hand to explain more about the bird’s behaviour and answer any questions as they have the live webcam on show to visitors. You can also see unique wildlife viewed in ‘pods’ at the Centre, such as the reptiles and amphibian’s native to the New Forest. Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10.30am – 3.30pm.
Palace House Beaulieu, New Forest Hampshire
The Palace House Beaulieu was built by the Duke of Devonshire as his private residence for entertaining guests at Chatsworth House. It’s now open to visitors who want to see what life would have been like during this time period. There are exhibits on how people lived back then, such as kitchens, bedrooms, gardens etc. You can also visit the kitchen where you will find old cooking utensils and other items used daily.
The house itself is very large and it takes about 2 hours to walk around the entire property. If you’re looking for something more relaxing than walking through the rooms, take advantage of their outdoor pool or spa area which overlooks the grounds. They offer horse riding lessons, carriage rides, fishing trips, golfing excursions, tennis courts, croquet lawns, archery range, and much more.
New Forest National Park
The New Forest National Park is a national park that covers approximately 1,000 square miles of land between Southampton and Winchester in southern England. It contains several villages, towns, hamlets and farms. In addition to its natural beauty, the New Forest is known for its historic buildings and wildlife.
It spans across three counties and includes parts of seven parishes. Its total size is roughly 940 square kilometers.
There is also the New Forest visitor centre. This centre provides information about the history of the region and houses various historical artifacts. Visitors can learn about the history of the New Forest and enjoy interactive displays.
New Forest Wildlife Park
The New Forest Wildlife Park has over 100 animals representing 50 different species including the rarest of all British mammals, the red squirrel. The park is home to a wide variety of other wildlife including badgers and otters as well as reptiles such as tortoises and lizards. There are also many birds on display in the aviary which includes owls, parrots, swans and ducks.
There’s something for everyone at this family-friendly attraction with plenty of activities and entertainment throughout the year.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church
The church is a Grade II* listed building. It was built in the 14th century, with additions made during the 15th and 16th centuries. The tower dates from 1710–1714. In 1841 it became part of an enlarged parish which included St Mary’s Church at Broughton Astley.
In 1847-8 the architect John Dobson added a south aisle to the nave, replacing earlier work by William Butterfield. He also designed new windows and reroofed the chancel. In 1856 he replaced the roof timbers with stone slates.
Longdown Activity Farm New Forest
The Longdown Activity Farm is a working farm in the heart of Hampshire’s New Forest. It offers an exciting range of activities for all ages, from pony rides and tractor driving to archery, falconry and clay pigeon shooting. The farm also has its own café serving delicious homemade food made with locally sourced ingredients.
We are located on the edge of the New Forest National Park at Breamore near Brockenhurst – we can be reached by car or public transport. We have a large garden with plenty of space for children to play and explore, as well as an indoor swimming pool which is heated throughout the year. The house has been recently refurbished and offers all modern facilities including free Wi-Fi internet access. There is also parking available in our driveway or nearby local village shops.
Queen’s House New Forest
The Queen’s House is a Grade II* listed building in the village of East Clandon, Surrey. It was built between 1720 and 1725 by Sir John Soane for his friend William Kent as an example of Palladian architecture. The house has been owned since 1885 by the National Trust.
It is one of only two houses designed by architect Sir John Soane to survive from his lifetime. The house contains some fine examples of Georgian furniture and artworks. It is open daily except Christmas Day and Bank Holidays.
The Bolton Wanderers bench is a place where the players can relax and have some fun. It was created by fans of the club, who wanted to give their team something special for its home games at Burnden Park. The idea came from an old tradition in football that dates back to the early 1900’s when teams would take it upon themselves to create benches on which they could sit during matches.
This tradition continued until the 1970’s when seats were introduced into stadiums across Europe. However, this did not stop supporters creating their own unique seating areas around grounds up until today!
There are currently over 100 benches dotted around the world, but there are none like this anywhere else.
New Forest is home to The Knightwood oak, also known as the “Oak of England” or simply the English oak, is a large deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia. It grows in temperate climates from sea level up to an elevation of about. The species name Quercus robur comes from Latin for ‘oak’ and robur meaning strong/sturdy. In Britain it has been recorded at above mean sea level on Dartmoor;
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
The Beaulieu is a museum of motor vehicles, located in the village of Alton Barnes near Newbury. The collection includes over 100 cars and motorcycles from around the world including many rare models such as an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, Ferrari 250 California Spyder, Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Coupe, Lotus Elan S1, Maserati Ghibli Sport, Mercedes 300SL Roadster, Porsche 904 Carrera RS Cabriolet, Shelby Cobra 427 Convertible, Volkswagen Beetle Speedster, Volvo P1800S Turbo Coupé, and more.
The museum opened in 1965 with just three exhibits: a Daimler Double Six tourer, a Ford Anglia saloon car, and a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost limousine. Since then the collections have grown considerably, and now include nearly 200 automobiles and motorcycles.
The museum is open every day and admission costs £12.95 per adult (£9.50 concessions ). There are discounts available if you book online. For further information visit www.beaulieu.co.uk
Pondhead Conservation Trust
This charity exists to protect ponds and other water bodies within the UK. They work closely with local authorities, landowners, farmers and anglers to ensure that these important habitats remain safe and accessible for everyone. Their aim is to conserve our natural heritage so we all benefit from them forever. They do this through education, research, conservation projects and advocacy.
The Lyndhurst Antiques Centre New Forest ?
The Lyndhurst Antique Centre is situated in the heart of the picturesque New Forest area of Hampshire. We offer visitors a wide range of antiques, collectables and gifts. Our shop stocks everything from antique furniture and clocks to porcelain and jewellery. You will them tucked away behind the main shopping street of Lyndhurst High Street.
The Woods Cyclery Hampshire
The Woods Cycling Club was formed in the summer of 2009 by a group of friends who wanted to get back into cycling after many years away. We are based at the beautiful and historic Woodlands Park, near Winchester, Hants. The club has grown steadily since then with members from all over the UK as well as overseas.
What is The Southampton Treasure Hunt Trail
The trail will take you through the streets of Southampton, past some of our most famous landmarks and into a number of hidden locations. You’ll be able to find clues at each location which will lead you on your way to finding the treasure! It’s free to join but there may be small charges depending upon how far along you go.
Burley Village of Witches Mystery Treasure Trail
The Burley Village of Witches Mystery is a series of eight mystery trails that are located in the village. The trail begins at the end of Main Street and ends on the back side of the building where it starts again. Each trail has its own theme, such as “the history of witches” or “ghosts”. There are also two other trails called “Haunted Trails”, which take place outside of the village. These include one for children and another for adults.
All three trails begin at the same point and end at different points around town. There are no fees associated with any of the trails; however, donations can be made to help support the upkeep of the trails. To learn more about the trails please click here.
Exbury Gardens, a large estate in Surrey, England. It was built by Sir John Evelyn and his wife Margaret Cavendish for their son William who died at age 16 of smallpox on 6 July 1706. The gardens were designed to be an example of English landscape gardening with its classical style. They are now open to the public as part of the National Trust’s property portfolio.
The house itself has been restored and opened to visitors.
Burley Villa School of Riding
The Burley Villa School of riding was founded in 1892 by Mr. and Mrs. J.H.Burley, who were both accomplished riders themselves. The school has been a leader in equestrian education for over 100 years. Today it continues to provide instruction that emphasizes safety, horsemanship, dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance riding, western pleasure, hunter/jumper training, as well as many other disciplines. Our facility includes indoor arenas, outdoor schooling rings, paddocks, stables, barns, tack room, office space, and much more. In addition they offer lessons throughout the year including holiday camps, clinics, private lesson packages, and boarding options.
Beaulieu is a village and civil parish in the county of Hampshire, England. It lies on the River Test about south-west from Southampton city centre. The population at the 2011 Census was 1,844. It is situated within the New Forest District Council area.
In 1086, when Domesday Book recorded the name as Bewelie, this meant ‘a settlement near water’. This would have referred to the river Test flowing nearby. By 1240, the spelling had changed to Baveliue. Over time, the word became corrupted to become Beaulye. Today, there are several theories regarding why the name evolved into what it did. One theory suggests that the first element may come from the Old French belle and ley. Another says that the second element comes from baileuis, while the third element could mean either halle or hallow.
The town of Lymington lies on the River Beaulieu in the south-west corner of the county and has a population of about 3,000 people. It was once an important port for shipping wool to London but now it’s mainly known as a tourist destination with its own harbour and sandy beaches.
There are several places of interest close to the town:
St Mary’s Church – Built between 1330–1350 and dedicated to Saint Michael. Its tower contains some fine examples of medieval stained glass windows.
Castle Hill – A hill overlooking the town where there used to be a castle until the early 19th century. Nowadays you will find a number of interesting buildings such as shops, restaurants, pubs etc.
Old Town Hall – An old building which dates back to 1580. It houses various exhibitions during the summer months.
New Inn – Originally called ‘the White Hart’, this pub was originally owned by Thomas Paine, one of Britain’s most famous writers. He lived here while writing Common Sense.
Bishopstone Beach – One of the best stretches of sand along the coast.
For more things to do check out the New Forest website