Set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, and only a short distance away from Southampton, Christchurch and Lymington on the Hampshire coast, Lyndhurst is known for looking after its visitors in style, as well as providing everyone who discovers this Hampshire gem with plenty to see and plenty to do.
The ideal springboard for anyone who loves outdoor sports to explore the New Forest, so whether it's camping, hiking, cycling or discovering the local wildlife from Dartford Warblers to Southern Damselflies, deer and even snakes, the surrounding region is bursting with things to see all year round. Indeed this is one of the many reasons why the village is renowned amongst the Scouting and Girl Guiding movements, with many international events and jamborees having taken place here over the years.Lyndhurst itself is home to numerous independent cafes, restaurants, shops, art galleries and pubs, with plenty of high street names represented too.
Lyndhurst was listed in the Domesday Book, and so also has plenty of history on which to draw upon. From the Queen's House and Church of St Michael and All Angels to the resting place of Alice Hargreaves, inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Authentic thatched houses can also be found if you know where to look.