Nature on the doorstep
Where to visit! There are many places of interest within a few
miles of Brockenhurst:
The New Forest picturesque villages, bustling market towns and
a special atmosphere and timelessness. Of course you will want to
enjoy the woodland walks but there is something for everyone in
See the area through the eyes of local people who live and work
here and you will start to unravel the secrets of this beautiful
place. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are really our national
landscape treasures and we want them to stay special.
People who live here will tell you that The New Forest is a
lively, working landscape with many secrets to discover. The only
way to reveal The New Forest's hidden gems and truly appreciate
the sights, sounds and smells of the forest is to get out there
and explore. Try to escape from the confines of the car and head
out on foot, bicycle or on horseback to get a more intimate feel
of the New Forest, its coast and villages.
The 18th century village of Bucklers Hard famous for its
shipbuilding for the Navy between 1696 and 1847.
The village of Beaulieu with its Abbey, House and the
internationally famous Motor Museum.
The village of Exbury with its internationally famous gardens
renowned for their Rhododendrons, Camellias and Azaleas.
Lyndhurst has a museum which focuses on the history and
traditions of all forest life.
Lymington with its marina is ideal for sailing and the ancient
Saturday Market for shopping. You can take a boat trip to the Isle
of Wight or a pleasure cruise around the waters of the Solent.
Burley with its magical traditions and mythical folklore.
Bath, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Southampton,
Winchester and Bournemouth are all within easy reach (M27 is 8
miles away). Or by train, just a 5 minute walk from Seraya.
For children, Paulton's Park, The New Forest Wildlife Park and
Longdown Farm are close by.
Because of the 40mph restriction on vehicles, the New Forest is
ideal for cycling (both on road and off road), enjoying the views
and watching ponies and cattle grazing at their leisure. There is
a cycle-hire shop in Brockenhurst.
Other activities include riding, golf, swimming kayaking and