The New Forest National Park is a haven of activity, making it the perfect place for you to escape. Whether you fancy a stroll around some of the historic villages, or more hands on activities such as archery and boat trips, you'll find the perfect activity to keep you busy. With so much to do, you'll be amazed at what you discover in this area of pure natural beauty.
Our Concierge team here at the Montagu Arms Hotel have recommended some of the top attractions to visit during your stay in the New Forest.
For further information or for help planning your activities, please contact our Reservations Team on 01590 624467.
Visit the beautiful city of Winchester, the once capital city of England, Winchester is a quiant and picture-postcard city full of history, offering a unique heritage including a magnificent cathedral, the great hall and Arthur’s round table as well as a vast array of shops, pubs and restaurants.
We often recommend visiting the stunning city that played a part in literary history, inspiring Jane Austen, who lived in nearby Chawton, to write such classic novels as Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Just a 35 minute drive from Careys Manor Hotel, Winchester is a must on your visit to the South.
We always recommend Exbury Gardens, but a little further afield in Romsey, discover the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, magnificent and renowned for its arboretum and gardens. Discover 12 national tree collections, more than 500 Champion Trees and 42,000 plants from all over the world.
Enjoy the seasonal highlights in the gardens as well as the facilities, including plant centre, gift shop, pavillion restaurant, Victorian tea rooms and year round indoor art and craft exhibitions, floral displays, workshops and themed dining events.
Visit the New Forest Museum at the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst and learn more about our beautiful ancient woodland; with displays showing the history of the forest, informaton about forestry and commoning, geology of the area and the conservation that takes place throughout the National Park.
This is the best place to experience the majestic Douglas firs and redwoods of the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. Walk the Tall Trees Trail, take a picnic and wonder at the majesty of two enormous redwoods visible from the path. Stroll around the Sensory Trail and really experience trees from around the world in the Blackwater Arboretum.
Located at Bucklers Hard, partake in a 90 minute traditional archery session.Practice this 10,000 year old sport with the help of a qualified instructor, take your aim and shoot. Archery at Bucklers Hard makes for the perfect group activity and is available for both adults and children (8-16 years).
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