Discover The New Forest: Top Summer Activities and Attractions

As summer approaches, there’s no better time to explore the natural wonders and cultural treasures of The New Forest. Located just a short drive from Southampton, this enchanting national park offers a wealth of outdoor adventures and scenic beauty waiting to be discovered. If you’re planning a summer getaway, let Town or Country be your guide to the top things to see and do in The New Forest.


 Immerse Yourself in Nature

  1. Scenic Walks and Cycling Trails

Discover the beauty of The New Forest on foot or by bike with over 140 miles of designated walking trails and cycle routes. From leisurely strolls through ancient woodlands to exhilarating mountain bike trails, there’s something for every outdoor enthusiast.

  1. Wildlife Watching

Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that inhabits The New Forest, including wild ponies, deer, and rare bird species. Wildlife encounters are a common sight, offering nature enthusiasts a chance to connect with the natural world.

  1. Paddleboarding and Canoeing

Take to the water and explore The New Forest’s rivers and coastal waters by paddleboard or canoe. Enjoy a leisurely paddle surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil waters, providing a unique perspective of this stunning landscape.


 Discover Local Attractions

  1. Beaulieu

Step back in time at Beaulieu, home to a magnificent palace, abbey, and the National Motor Museum. Explore the historic house, stroll through the picturesque gardens, and marvel at the impressive collection of vintage cars and motorcycles.

  1. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Escape to the botanical paradise of Exbury Gardens, renowned for its stunning collection of rare plants and vibrant flowers. Take a ride on the Exbury Steam Railway and journey through the picturesque woodlands and riverside gardens.

  1. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Embark on a wildlife adventure at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary and observe majestic fallow deer in their natural habitat. Join a guided deer viewing session and learn about these iconic forest dwellers and conservation efforts.


 Indulge in Local Delights

  1. Traditional Pub Lunches

Savour the flavours of The New Forest with a traditional pub lunch at one of the charming village pubs. Enjoy hearty dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by a refreshing drink and warm hospitality.

  1. Farmers’ Markets and Food Festivals

Experience the vibrant food scene of The New Forest at farmers’ markets and food festivals. Sample artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and locally produced honey, showcasing the region’s culinary delights.

  1. Picnics in the Park

Pack a picnic basket with delicious treats from local delis and bakeries and head to one of The New Forest’s picturesque picnic spots. Relax amidst nature and soak up the tranquil surroundings while enjoying a delightful al fresco meal.


 Why Stay with Town or Country?

While exploring The New Forest, make Town or Country your home away from home in Southampton. Our properties offer the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and luxury, providing an ideal base for your summer adventures. Here’s why you should choose Town or Country for your New Forest getaway:


 Convenient Location

Our properties are conveniently located in Southampton, just a short drive from The New Forest’s top attractions. Enjoy easy access to the national park while staying in the heart of the city.


 Luxurious Accommodation

Experience luxury living with our selection of serviced apartments and cottages. Each property is tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay.


 Personalised Service

Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalised service and attention to detail, ensuring that your stay exceeds expectations. From booking assistance to local recommendations, we’re here to make your stay memorable.


 Flexible Booking Options

With flexible booking options and competitive rates, booking your New Forest getaway with Town or Country is hassle-free. Whether you’re planning a weekend retreat or an extended holiday, we offer flexible stays to suit your needs.


 Plan Your New Forest Adventure with Town or Country

Embark on a summer adventure in The New Forest with Town or Country as your trusted accommodation provider. With stunning natural landscapes, fascinating attractions, and luxurious accommodation awaiting you, there’s no better time to experience the beauty of this enchanting destination to browse our properties and start planning your getaway today.

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