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Suggestions for places to visit in the New Forest

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  1. dolph

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    Have just booked a hotel for Sat and Sun this weekend in Lymington.

    Anyone here visit the area regularly or live down there?

    Any suggestions appreciated....

    Andrew.
     
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    BEAULIE IF YOU LIKE OLD CARS.
     
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    Beaulieu is on my list... not sure if it'll keep the missus happy though...
     
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    Both Lymington and Lyndhurst are very picturesque and well worth a wander round. Lepe Beach has some lovely views across to the Isle of Wight. Burley is very quaint and has some nice little shops and a cafe that does a mean cream tea.

    If you like walking then park up at Beaulieu and do the walk to Buckler's Hard.
    The scenery is beautiful and you don't have to pay to go into Buckler's Hard, which you do if you use their car park. It's about an hour to an hour and a half each way depending on how fast you walk.

    And of course, you must visit a few good pubs, such as -

    The High Corner Inn at Linwood
    The Sir Walter Tyrell at Rufus Stone
    The Lamb at Nomansland
    The Cuckoo at Hamptworth (does a lovely selection of real ales out of the barrel if you like this sort of thing!)

    :smashin:

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    Cheers for that Adam, I'll be spending a lot of time in the King's Head in Lymington!!

    Walk from Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard sounds good. Stayed at the Master's Boat House at Buckler's Hard a couple of years ago - stunning scenery.
     
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    Anybody else with any suggestions?
     
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    Go get an ice cream in Burley.

    Lymington itself is a Beautiful place.

    Of course, you aren't that far from Poole Quay which is beautiful this time of year. They've got the potteries, restaurants, Brownsea Island etc.

    Have a good weekend!
     
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    Eexcellent cream teas in Burley courtesy of a very traditional tea room (cant' remember the name). There's also a lot interesting folklore about the last witch in England. Beaulieu was intersting although the Bond experience was disappointing.

    The Queens Drive close to Brockenhurst is lined with stunning displays rhodadendrum.

    Favourite place is Lymington - beautiful!
     
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    Just back home from a great weekend - thanks guys.

    Kept ourselves busy - as well as a few walks we managed to fit in :

    Brockenhurst
    Sway
    Burley
    Beaulieu
    Lepe
    Fordingbridge
    Highcliffe Castle
    Buckler's Hard
    +probably loads more I can't currently think of!!

    (of course we stayed in Lymington..)

    Only disappointment was not getting over to the IOW - have been to Yarmouth a couple of times (sailing) but the timing of the ferries didn't quite work for us this time around.
     

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