Welcome to this wonderful National Park in Hampshire.
Planning a New Forest spring staycation? Then why not make the most of the great outdoors and see all the New Forest has to offer. Here are some of our favourite places to visit in the national park.
Motor Museum, Beaulieu
Visit Beaulieu Palace House and the National Motor Museum for a fun day out, with events being held all year round. Opened in 1952, discover historic motor vehicles, and the 'World Of Top Gear' exhibition. The beauty of Beaulieu Motor Museum is its short distance from the hotel. Accessible by foot and car you’ll be there in minutes!
Visit the spectacular Exbury Gardens, now open every day until 8th November, boasting the most beautiful spring flowers including daffodils, primroses, magnificent magnolias and beautiful camelias all bursting into bloom.
The 200 acre site is 'world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquility in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn. Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways.'
Dating back to 1204, Beaulieu Abbey was founded by King John. Although much of the Abbey was destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII, visitors can still learn about the magnificent buildings of the Abbey, originally called Bellus Locus Regis - the beautiful place of the King.
Enjoy a peaceful walk from the hotel along the Beaulieu Riverbank to Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum or take a short drive. Beautiful rain or shine, discover a peaceful haven steeped in history.
Whether you visit Buckler's Hard for the museum, the Master Builder's Hotel for a spot of lunch or a beautiful river cruise, you will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of an afternoon spent beside the water at this 18th century shipbuilding village.
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
St Barbe is the focal point for arts and heritage in this area. The museum houses an exhibition telling the story of Lymington and the surrounding area, as well as a gallery featuring work from talented local artists from sculpture and ceramics to painting and prints.
VISIT ST BARBE MUSEUM WEBSITE