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Brockenhurst Introduction

Surrounded by the lush greenery of the New Forest, Brockenhurst is a historic village which still boasts traditional black and white Tudor architecture. Close to nature, wild horses often wander the streets of Brockenhurst, and the village has a slightly quirky rural atmosphere. Make sure you pack your walking boots and take advantage of its location close to some of the best walking trails in the New Forest.

Hotels in Brockenhurst

Choose a converted farmhouse or inn for a cosy break in the village. Many Brockenhurst hotels are historic, with open fireplaces and period features, plus comfortable boutique-style rooms. With features such as free WiFi and parking, they make a great base for exploring the New Forest, and some Brockenhurst hotel rates include a full English breakfast to get your day started. On the outskirts of town you'll find a number of manor house hotels with 5-star accommodation. Featuring spas, swimming pools and luxurious rooms, they're ideal for romantic getaways.

Where to stay

The ponies and pigs that occasionally wander the streets in Brockenhurst are a reminder of how close the village is to nature. Look for hotels in Brockenhurst village and you'll be within short walking distance of the historic high street, which has lots of small independent shops selling handmade items. There are traditional tea rooms covered in bunting flags and traditional pubs with open fireplaces, where you'll often see people in muddy walking boots returning from a hike. Just south of the village, the Setley area is known for its large unspoilt plains and features rolling vineyards, plus a handful of traditional pubs and restaurants that overlook the New Forest.

Things to see

Being in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst gives you the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty of the area. From sweeping green valleys to lush forests covered in moss and ferns, many Brockenhurst reviews suggest the village is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby, the Beaulieu National Motor Museum is set in an imposing ex-abbey with neatly manicured grounds. Step inside this vast museum and you'll find dozens of vintage cars, from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Mr Bean's iconic Mini, all of which have been restored and cleaned to a sparkling finish. Part of the Beaulieu estate, you can hop on the country's oldest monorail to get a view of the neat gardens and wild meadows that make up the area. Just across the road is the 13th-century Beaulieu Abbey Church. Some of its original stone walls are still standing, including features such as the cloisters and refectory, and as you walk around this peaceful abbey you'll spot lots of original carvings and decorative touches.

How to get to Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst railway station is close to the village centre and is set on the line between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Just 90 minutes from Waterloo by train, there's a busy taxi rank at the station for easy transfers. Southampton is the nearest city, just half an hour away by road. This means you're close to Southampton Airport, which hosts mostly budget airlines from across Europe. There's a direct rail link from the airport to Brockenhurst which also only takes half an hour, meaning the village is well-connected.