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New Forest Attractions

There are quite a few tourist attractions in and around the New Forest, mostly on the Southampton side.

Hythe Ferry

Location

New_forest Map

OS Ref: SU 425 083

Last Visited: 1999

Hythe Pier

Hythe Pier

Hythe Pier

Hythe Pier

Itʼs not so much the ferry, an efficient high capacity affair, as the pier that is the attraction here. Or to be more specific still, the pier railway.

Hythe Pier

Hythe Pier

Built in 1922 (making it the worldʼs oldest pier train) this "Heath Robinson" contraption rattles its way up and down the pier on weekdays transporting people to and from the ferries.

If nothing else it must represent one of the easiest ways of tearing yourself away from the New Forest and back to the big city; Southampton in this case.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Hythe Ferries
      Timetables, photo library and special offers
      http://hytheferry.co.uk/

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New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre

Location

New_forest Map

OS Ref: SU 300 081

Last Visited: 2002

Small museum next to the main car park in Lyndhurst aimed mainly at the kids. Does a good job of explaining the Forest to the visitors. Useful bookshop.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • New Forest Centre
      Designed to cater both for locals and visitors to the forest
      http://www.newforestcentre.org.uk/

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