Spend a lovely couple of days in the delightful county of Hampshire to experience and enjoy some glorious driving, whilst touring the beautiful and historic New Forest, Britain’s newest National Park. The New Forest, created in 1079 as a hunting ground by William the Conqueror, has much to see with its pretty woodlands, open heath and lovely coastline.
Stay in a charming country house hotel with a fabulous spa. The tour will also include visits to other Hampshire attractions, including National Trust properties, stunning gardens and a tour of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
“We really enjoyed the weekend and loved the area. Thank you!” J&D.P., Bedfordshire
Highlights of the New Forest
- Explore the New Forest, created as a hunting area for William the Conqueror in the 11th century (so not that ‘new’)
- Spend time exploring the fabulous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and the lovely Beaulieu Palace
- Stroll around the delightful Exbury Gardens, renowned for their azaleas and rhododendrons in particular
- Visit Bucklers Hard, an 18th-century shipbuilding village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built
- Wander around the ancient seaport and colourful coastal town of Lymington, with its rich maritime history
- Discover the Roman Villa at Rockbourne, itself a very pretty village with numerous thatched cottages
- Visit Breamore House, a superb Elizabethan manor house, with a fascinating Countryside Museum