Days out by train/Public transport
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The train is the perfect way to explore the area.
Take a day trip to the pretty Georgian Town of Lymington and walk along the sea front or explore the pretty shops on the wide street. Market day Saturday. 8 minutes by train. Trains run approximately three times an hour.
Isle of Wight
From Brockehurst you can also go directly to the Isle of Wight via the Lymington Ferry. The train takes you right into the dock and it is only a 100 yard walk from the train station to the ferry. On the other side you can explore Yarmouth or take a bus tour around the area. Bikes can be taken on the train and ferry
A haven for serious shoppers. John Lewis, Marks & Spencers, and countless other shops are on your doorstep. The train takes you into the heart of it all in just 10 minutes (fast train) or 20 (slow train).
Walking down the pier. Candy floss. White sandy beeches with stunning views of the Isle of Wight. Ice Rink in winter. What more could you want. Just 20 – 30 minutes by train.
History, cathedrals, cobbled streets, shops, lovely restaurants, and a dash of culture. Winchester has it all. Just 30 minutes by train from Brockenhurst
See the bright lights of London. You can be in Waterloo in 90 minutes from Brockenhurst. Trains run every 20 to 30 minutes (depending on the time of day).
Days out (by car)
Car park hopping
Head for the Rhinefield Ornamental drive and stop at Puttles Bridge (good bridge to play Pooh Sticks), Blackwater (arboretum), Knightwood (oldest oak in forest) Bolderwood (deer feeding) and then go onto the High Corner Inn for lunch. After a hearty lunch head for Lyndhurst and take afternoon tea. Return ready to put your feet up in front of the fire!
Just 20- 25 minutes by car from Brockenhurst is the famous Exbury Gardens. For under £10 per person you can spend a whole day enjoying the gardens and steam train. There is a buggy to take you around the gardens if your legs are tired (additional cost), and there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Closed during the winter
Beaulieu Motor Museum
If you buy your ticket on the first day of your visit it is valid for the duration of your stay. There is a lot to see. As well as the museum there is also the Abbey and the grounds to enjoy so it can take a couple of visits to take it all in. 15- 20 minutes drive. Closed Christmas day.
Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard
15-20 minutes drive from the hotel through delightful forest is the pretty village of Beaulieu. You can walk from Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard (2.5miles) along the pretty estuary and then have a drink or lunch in the Master Builders Arms. The village of Buckler’s Hard is a living museum and you can see how it used to be dedicated to producing ships for Nelson’s Fleet. Closed Christmas day.
20 – 30 minutes drive. Highcliffe is a delightful spot but it isn’t really a castle as you would imagine. When we go there we spend a happy hour or so on the wide sandy beach just below the castle. Then adjourn to the tea rooms for some refreshment followed by a walk along the cliff tops.
20 – 30 minutes journey time . Keyhaven is a somewhere to venture on a calm day. You can catch a little boat out to Hurst Castle. They do a return trip. Alternatively you can walk out across the spit (1 mile each way). It can be a windswept spot but if the sun shines it is a glorious place to see the boats in the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
20 – 30 minutes. Shops, ships, museums and restaurants.
30 – 50 minutes. Kiss me quick hats, piers and lots of sandy beaches. What more could you want?
40 – 60 minutes. Delightful cathedral. Wonderful shopping. Horrible parking in peak season. But worth a visit.
60 – 70 minutes. A must for everyone at some point in their lives. A wonder. Bit chilly on windy days!
30 – 40 minutes. Shops, cathedral, river, plenty of tea rooms. Delightful city.
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