The small town of Lyndhurst in England is the ancient capital of the New Forest, an area of natural beauty still preserved as a nature park for all to enjoy. Lyndhurst’s location in the centre of the New Forest makes it the perfect base from which to explore the area. We tell you where to stay, what to do and where to eat.
Lyndhurst Hotels and Accomodation
There are nearly 20 hotels in Lyndhurst, despite it being such a small town. The Bell in Hotel Lyndhurst is extremely well respected as one of the best Lyndhurst Hotels with its excellent restaurant Briscoe’s. And rooms from £100 per night.
The Penny Farthing Hotel and cottages is a popular Independent guesthouse with a warm welcome, and if you want outstanding value for money then you can’t go wrong with the Ormonde House Hotel Lyndhurst, centrally located and with double bedrooms from £44 night.
Things to do in Lyndhurst
Being located within the new Forest, Lyndhurst is the perfect holiday location from which to enjoy walks and bike rides in the forest and admired the beautiful landscape and wildlife. The first is also home to the New Forest Museum which charts the history of the New Forest since its creation by William the Conqueror in 1079.
As you’d expect from a pretty English Village there are some good cafes, tea rooms and pubs to enjoy, and its location makes it ideal for exploring other nearby towns such as Brockenhurst, Beaulieau and Lymington by the sea.
Where to Eat
Lyndhurst is full of excellent restaurants. If you want a traditional British food in the grand at most the then try and 2AA rosette winning Crystal restaurant and The Bartley Lodge Hotel just outside the town. For a more modern but equally brilliant dining experience you should try Le Poussin at Parkhead in on Beaulieau Road, or if you don’t fancy British food then the Italian La Pergola or Prezzo restaurants should tingle your tastebuds.
It can also be a delightful place to visit in winter as the forest is peaceful and in fine weather is the perfect place to enjoy a bit of tranquillity.
If you’re considering visit to the new Forest, then in addition to Lyndhurst Hotels you should also read our Brockenhurst hotels guide and Lymington hotels guide.
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