Explore the New Forest - Your independent Guide to the National Park
The gorse in flower in springThe arrival of the New Forest foals

Explore the New Forest is the best independent guide to the New Forest National Park - here you will find details of fantastic friendly New Forest Bed and Breakfasts, Self Catering Accommodation to suit every budget, New Forest campsites as well as suggestions on great places to visit in the New Forest and the a comprehensive events guide.

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Summer and Autumn in the New Forest.

Whatever the weather there is so much to see and do in the New Forest - Exbury gardens is full of seasonal colour, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, has a host of undercover attractions, New Forest Cider has it's apple presses working and of course there is lots of forest paths and coastal walks to explore. Marwell zoo, Portsmouth Naval Base, the Titanic museum in Southampton, the Isle of Wight and the historic Salisbury and Stonehenge are easy day trips - you really will need to stay a while!

Looking for action and adventure then why not book an Activity session at Insight Activities - try you hand at archery, cross bows or even axe throwing... or get the most from your visit to the New Forest with an amazing guided themed walk.

Last minute bookings always welcome! Choose from New Forest Bed and Breakfast's, New Forest Self Catering and New Forest holiday cottages, and New Forest campsites. There is lots of variety on offer and many great places to escape too!

Latest New Forest Holiday Destinations

There are some great places to stay in the New Forest National Park. Have you considered?

4 bedroom house in Lymington
A very warm welcome to Gabetti Cottage, a spacious 4 bedroom house situated in the picturesque Georgian port town of Lymington. Within walking distance is the town centre along with its harbour and famous Saturday market which attracts many people from around the county of Hampshire and further afield. With the local beaches of Milford on sea and Highcliffe only a short drive away, Gabetti Cottage is perfect for a family holiday, a short break, or as a base from which to explore the wonderful natural beauty of the New Forest National Park.
Rashley Mews B&B, Lymington

Old Exchange offers 2 self catering appartments each sleeping up to 6 people in the New Forest village of Sway. The train from Waterloo (London) stops every hour in the village - and from here you could enjoy a car free vacation, or with two neighbouring appartments have a family vacation with your own space!

Self catering in the heart of the New Forest
Looking for self catering in the heart of the New Forest - then why not discover Rhinefield Apartments - this stunning location just outside Brockenhurst is situated on the Ornamental drive and you can walk out onto the open forest for miles in either direct.
Self catering Cottage
"Peace perfect Peace". Stay in the detached cottage on our farm in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Fritham Farm is a working stud farm of 51 acres, producing the well known "Fritham" ponies. The Old Stables sleeps two.
Ashdene - Large Family B&B
A very warm welcome awaits you at this family run guest house where all the rooms are on the ground floor on the edge of the New Forest but close to Beaulieu, Hythe and easy reach of Fawley and Marchwood. Discover Ashdene Guest House
The Studio B&B

Discover the Studio at Trees, with it's own separate entrance, our annexed accommodation offers a spacious 1st floor Studio Flat adjacent to our home. Ideal for two people, very near to local amenities and within easy walking distance of Lymington with it's Marina and Harbour, plus only a short drive from the beautiful New Forest.

Tothil House House B&B

Tothill House is set in 12 acres of outstanding natural beauty, with its own private woodland which you are welcome to explore. All the rooms at this tranquil location have stunning views out to the New Forest, over open heath land and then the Purbeck hills - on a clear day you can see Old Harry's Rock and the solent on the horizon.

Huungerford Cottage - New Forest B&B
Sturt Cabin, self catering for two.

Sturt Cabin is the perfect hideaway - it comes with ene twin bedroom, longe and decking area complete tith anoutdoor cooking area with a gas burner and BBQ, ideal for Al Fresco - ideal for a lazy day retreat for two.

The Lodge, Glamping
Come and stay in ‘The Lodge’, located within our secluded walled garden, in a quiet location just off Lymington’s Georgian High Street. It’s not camping or ‘glamping’ – but somewhere in-between! Sleeps two, from just £25 a night!
Kingfishers Retreat in the New Forest
Kingfishers Retreat is a beautiful thatched New Forest Bed and Breakfast, Secluded lodge and Garden Hideaway within the New Forest National Park. This secluded location offers en suite accommodation with oak beams and inglenook fireplaces overlooking its own spring fed lake, with a delicious breakfast and direct access to the New Forest.

The Unique New Forest

The New Forest is a unique area - from its people, to its traditions, its beautiful countryside and hidden attractions, there is something for a day, a weekend, a short break or an extended holiday. The forest is a mixture of open heathland, moors and woodland enclosures offering a real variety of habitats, all of which are easily accessible as the New Forest has lots of free car parks. With its unique and charming villages from Burley to Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst to Fordingbridge, the market towns of Totton, Lymington, New Milton and Ringwood, there is plenty to entertain and enthrall.

There are numerous New Forest Events happening in the New Forest National Park, there are loads of places to stay in the New Forest, all unique and offering their own special charm and dedicated to serving your personal requirements, choose from New Forest Bed and Breakfast to Self catering and Holiday Cottages in the New Forest to New Forest camping, all of which make an ideal base to explore the New Forest.

Holiday in the New Forest

Explore New Forest National Park hosts a variety of independent establishments, whether you are looking for new ways to enjoy the New Forest, New Forest Events, details on New Forest Attractions, New Forest Caravan and campsites, New Forest Bed and Breakfast, New Forest self catering and New Forest Holiday Cottages, we have the solution.

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