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The Best 'Budget Friendly' Days out in the New Forest

19th Jan 2023

The New Forest National Park is spectacular whatever the season and winter is no exception.  From frosty forest strolls and picturesque villages there is plenty to enjoy without breaking the budget.  So embrace the outdoors and make memories together at New Forest hotel The Montagu Arms.

To help you plan your New Forest break we have put together our top five budget friendly things to do:


Beaulieu Abbey

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.



Boltons Bench | The Montagu Arms Hotel


Often considered the capital of the New Forest, the village of Lyndhurst is popular with locals and visitors alike. Just 15-minutes from the Montagu Arms, it provides an idyllic day out with a selection of shops, cafes and pubs as well direct access to the New Forest via Bolton's Bench. Located in the main car park you will also find the New Forest Heritage Centre featuring a fascinating museum, exhibition, reference library as well as a café and gift shop.


Buckler's Hard |The Montagu Arms Hotel

Buckler's Hard

Just a five-minute drive from the Montagu Arms you will find the once thriving picturesque shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard. Famous for building boats for Nelson’s fleet for the battle of Trafalgar the village has been preserved and is now a popular visitor attraction. There is plenty to do including a woodland trail or a visit the museum. If you are feeling energetic why not take the two-mile walk from the Montagu Arms.


New Forest Picnic spots

Lepe Country Park

At Lepe Country Park you can enjoy the best of both worlds; vast woodland areas at the top of the cliffs and stunning views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Whether you want to take a brisk walk or just watch the birds and boats Lepe won't disappoint.


Hatchet Pond

Hatchet Pond

This beautiful area between Beaulieu and Lymington provides visitors with plenty to admire. Ideal for a stopover in between exploring by car or bike, Hatchet Pond is the largest body of water in the New Forest.


Why not treat yourself with our collection of nine new Courtyard Deluxe and Courtyard Studios which are designed to embrace the tranquillity of the New Forest. Each room boasts a large lounge area as well as a king-size bed and large bathroom complete with free-standing bath.  

To book your stay at our Hotel in the New Forest please call 01590 624467 or view our special offers.

Cruise The Beaulieu River With Our Latest Break | Montagu Arms Hotel1

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