The New Forest is a beautiful slice of natural England that is home to moors, heathland, cliffs and of course, ancient woodland.
Only a 90 minute train ride from London, the New Forest is an incredible breath of fresh air from and change of pace from the city. Being so close to London has made it a prime location for visitors from the city who can either travel back up or find local accommodation.
Easily accessible by car as well we know of many Londoners who rent cars for the duration of their trip as it gives the freedom to explore more of the surrounding areas. Having a car to tour the south of England is a must because there is so much to see and do!
If you are planning a driving holiday that will take in the south of England you will find some great pre planned routes to follow online.
The New Forest has a huge number of attractions for visitors including the popular Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park. Ideal for people with a young family this is a great way to spend a day and entertain the kids.
There some great museums and areas to explore more about the history and heritage of the area. If you had planned a more active holiday there are plenty of adventure and outdoor activities. You will also want to walk the trails that take you through the forest and let you have the opportunity to see the wild ponies that can found here.
If nature really isn’t your thing you can also enjoy a spot of retail therapy with some independent boutiques, art galleries and craft shops that offer visitors a vast array of products.
It truly is one of the most beautiful areas in the UK and taking some time out to explore it should definitely be on everyone’s list.
Its proximity to London make it ideal for people who might want to nip into the city to enjoy everything the city has to offer from world famous restaurants to high end fashion brands and of course the wonderful theatre of the west end.
Driving around the south of England will help you to uncover some of the best areas and if you get the opportunity you should make the most of it.
As well as being close to London, the New Forest is also on Brighton’s doorstep so if you are lucky enough to be visiting in the summer you might want to explore the beaches and soak up the vibrant atmosphere that this coastal town has to offer.