Spend a lovely few days in Hampshire’s beautiful and historic New Forest, preserved since 1079 by William the Conqueror for his new hunting ground. Enjoy some glorious driving through its pretty woodlands, open heath and along the lovely Solent coastline. The New Forest has much to see with its little villages and towns in countryside that is home to free-roaming horses, deer, donkeys, cattle and pigs, and other wildlife.
Stay in a charming country house hotel in Beaulieu, just near the famed National Motor Museum. Three-course dinners, with wine, are included each evening. The tour will also include visits to other Hampshire attractions, including country houses, stunning gardens, and the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum. as well as enjoying the open heaths and woodland areas of the Forest.
“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 in the 11th century as a hunting area for William the Conqueror
- Spend time exploring the fabulous National Motor Museum and the lovely Beaulieu Palace
- Stroll around the delightful Exbury Gardens, renowned for their expert planting and National Plant Collections.
- Visit Bucklers Hard, an 18th-century shipbuilding village for Nelson’s Navy
- 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