The Ultimate New Forest Road Trip
Explore the New Forest National Park in chauffeur driven style. Take the ultimate New Forest road trip and tour the area in great comfort and luxury.
William the Conqueror established ‘Nova foresta’ or the New Forest around 1079. This placed areas under Forest Law, and created a royal hunting ground for the king.
Today the forest is a National Park and is known for the wild New Forest ponies which roam freely through out the area. There are also freely roaming cattle, donkeys, some sheep, and pigs during pannage season.
We begin our New Forest road trip in Lyndhurst, ’the capital of the New Forest’. Here you could visit the New Forest Heritage Centre. You will find a wealth of information about the history of the area.
The family run Italian restaurant La Pergola is a nice place for pasta and pizza. The renowned Lime Wood hotel and spa is a mile from the centre of Lyndhurst.
Beaulieu is probably best known as the home of the world-famous National Motor Museum. Entry to the Motor Museum also gives you access to Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House, the home of the Montagu family.
Beaulieu village is quite small but charming. You will find the Montagu Arms Hotel home to a three AA rosette restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining.
A 2 mile scenic walk down the Beaulieu River brings us to Buckler’s Hard. Once a bustling shipbuilding village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built. In the Buckler’s Hard Museum you will discover the fascinating story of the village and the ships it constructed.
Lymington is a major yachting centre with three marinas. Famous for smuggling, this coastal town is an ancient seaport with a rich maritime history. Discover a wide range of unique and interesting shops including several boutiques. The quay is a great place to indulge in some fish and chips.
Brockenhurst is celebrated as ‘Britain’s Most Beautiful Place to Live’. The countryside around the village is superb. Rhinefield Ornamental Drive leads to the Rhinefield House Hotel as well as the Tall Trees Trail and Blackwater Arboretum. Carey’s Manor Hotel and Spa is also in the village.
This quirky little village has lots of character. Famous for smuggling and known for its connection to witchcraft and dragons. Legend has it that a dragon used to hunt from the top of Castle Hill, the site of an ancient hill fort in Burley Street. It has a golf course and cricket pitch. It also has several pubs including the White Buck which offers a nice menu in an idyllic setting.