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Visiting

The New Forest is a beautiful place that can be protected for years to come with the help of visitors.

Visiting the New Forest

From beautiful scenery to free roaming animals, fascinating history to scenic coastline, there's something for everyone in the New Forest National Park. We'll help you find your way around the Forest and enjoy all it has to offer while caring for this fragile and important landscape.
Avoid disturbing rare birds

Avoid disturbing rare birds

Visitor information centres

Visitor information centres

Access for all

Access for all

Public buses

Public buses

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Where to stay

Links to accommodation on the official tourism website.

Bed and breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts

Self-catering cottages

Self-catering cottages

Campsites and holiday parks

Campsites and holiday parks

Travel

Travel advice from concierge

You don’t need a car to see the...

Travel

Driving

The New Forest is a beautiful place, full...

Travel

Enjoy a stress-free visit by planning your travel to the New Forest in advance and thinking about how you will get around when you are here. You could arrive by train or ferry, hop on the open-top New Forest Tour, then get information from the seasonal Travel Concierges. If you do drive then please do so carefully and be aware of the free-roaming animals that cross the unfenced roads.

Local produce

The New Forest National Park is blessed with a huge range of local people and businesses that produce high quality local produce. Get the authentic New Forest experience by buying locally wherever you can when you visit and looking out for the New Forest Marque on products. The New Forest Marque is a local food and produce scheme set up to champion businesses who pride themselves on producing and providing food drinks and craft with clearly defined New Forest provenance.

Local produce

Restaurants and tea rooms

These New Forest Marque member restaurants and tea...

Local produce

Where to buy

Nestled among the ancient woodlands and smallholdings of...

Care for the Forest

New Forest code

The New Forest is a unique place with...

Care for the Forest

Fireworks

We ask display organisers and residents in the...

Care for the Forest

We want visitors to the New Forest National Park to enjoy and benefit from its beautiful landscapes and wildlife, and they bring a much-valued contribution to the local economy. It’s great when people understand the Forest well enough to ensure they don’t inadvertently cause problems for local people and their animals or perhaps disturb rare nesting birds. Follow the links to learn how you can help care for the Forest next time you visit.

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