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Places to visit

Places to visit

There are many interesting places to visit in the Lymington and New Forest area, including stately homes, wildlife parks, activity centres and of course the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.
There are many interesting places to visit in the Lymington and New Forest area, including stately homes, wildlife parks, activity centres and of course the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. Less
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7. Adventure Wonderland

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Rides and attractions. Wild Thing indoor play area. Meet the characters. Refreshments. 
Christchurch

8. Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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Our aim is to provide an interesting and informative visit for people of all ages and to share the enjoyment of the exciting world of aviation. Our museum is a truly hands-on experience. We have many interactive exhibits with most of our… 
Christchurch

9. Braxton Gardens and Tea Rooms

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Small family run gardens with tea room and plant nursery. 
Lymington
01590 643633

10. Brownsea Island

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Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island. The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, there is plenty to discover on Brownsea Island and at a mile long and just under a mile wide, a walk around the island is… 
Poole

11. Bucklers Hard

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Maritime Museum providing an insight into the history of this 18th century shipbuilding village focusing on its vessels including those built for Nelson's Navy. Visit the shipwrights cottage, shipwright school and period cottage. Woodland trail. 
Beaulieu
01590 616203

12. Eling Tide Mill Experience

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Eling Tide Mill has stood at the centre of life in Eling for centuries. For 900 years millers have been harnessing the power of the tides in Eling Creek to grind wheat into flour. Today the Grade II* listed tide mill (c. 1785), surrounding riverside 
Totton
023 8086 9575

13. Exbury Gardens

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200 acre gardens with steam railway, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. Adventure play area, tea rooms. Regular events. 
Southampton
023 8089 1203

14. Fort Nelson

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Royal armouries. Restored Victorian fortress housing a big gun collection and displays tracing artillery development. 
Portchester

15. Furzey Gardens

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Delightful 10 acre garden with tea room near Minstead, in the heart of the New Forest. Established in 1922 and renowned for its beauty all year round. RHS Chelsea 2012 show garden GOLD award winners. Fairy doors for children to find.  
Minstead
023 8081 2297

16. Hengistbury Head

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Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford. It is a site of international importance in terms of its archaeology and is scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Declared a Local Nature Reserve… 
Bournemouth

17. Hurst Castle

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Hurst Castle provides a remote escape by the sea with plenty of things to do and see! Built by Henry VIII it was one of the most advanced artillery fortresses in England. 
Keyhaven

18. Knoll Gardens

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Recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, Knoll Gardens is a nationally recognised naturalistic garden and nursery, specialising in ornamental grasses.  
Wimborne

19. Lepe Country Park

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Attractive beaches, coastal walks and unique heritage. 
Fawley

20. Longdown Activity Farm

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There’s farmyard fun for the whole family at Longdown Activity Farm. Join in with a daily schedule of hands-on activities including bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, baby animal encounter and pig feeding (no extra charges for animal… 
Ashurst