Bransgore

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The picturesque village of Bransgore, on the western edge of the forest and close to the South coast, makes an excellent base for your New Forest holiday.

About Bransgore

The picturesque village of Bransgore, in the far South West corner of the New Forest National Park, provides good access to the tranquil forest, the laid back atmosphere of the neighbouring towns and villages, and also the larger bustling towns of Christchurch and Bournemouth, just a short drive to the West.

Home to a variety of shops and the award-winning thatched 17th century Three Tuns Inn & Restaurant., and just 10 minutes' drive from the coast at Christchurch and Highcliffe, Bransgore makes an excellent base for your New Forest holiday.

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Avon Tyrell Outdoor Activity Centre
(2 miles)

An outdoor activity centre that gets kids and young adults active, Avon Tyrell Outdoor Activity Centre is a chance to experience, learn and develop, whilst having fun at the same time.  fly down a zip wire or learn about conservation, the great outdoors is your classroom as you learn about the wonders of our world.

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Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
(3 miles)

Taking the title as the home for the world’s most beautiful motorcycles, the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum is the brainchild of motorcycling legend Sammy Miller - 11 time British Champion, and winner of over 1400 events and counting - this is a living museum with almost every motorcycle in full running order.  Perfect for petrol heads!

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Brilliant, very interesting. Nice cafe serving delicious food.

August 2017



Highcliffe Castle
(4 miles)

This magnificent Grade 1 Listed Cliff top mansion was built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay in the early 1830’s. Derelict for over two decades, the Castle is now fully restored externally, although not internally. Within the rooms visitors can find information on the Castle’s intriguing history as well as an extensive programme of exhibitions

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Burley Villa School of Riding
(4 miles)

Welcoming beginners, intermediate riders and seasoned pros, Burley Villa School of Riding in the heart of the New Forest gives you the chance to go horse riding across these ancient lands and take in its abundant natural beauty.  Pony trails, Kids Brush n Ride activities, Western saddle riding lessons or simply a trot observing the wildlife - it’s the New Forest at its finest.

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New Forest Deer Safari
(4 miles)

Few things are as magic as seeing the majestic deer in its natural habitat, and the New Forest Deer Safari brings you exactly that.  On a unique 30 minute safari ride by tractor and trailer through Burley Park, you can see the Red Deer and their calves at close range - learn and be inspired.

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The Crown Inn - Bransgore
(Less than a mile)

A friendly, local eating pub with an area set aside for those that just want a drink. There’s a respectable menu serving well cooked, unpretentious food and good selection of wines, ales and drinks.  The pub has a lovely atmosphere with lots of nooks and crannies, beautifully lit and comfortably furnished. Outside is a large sunny beer garden with plenty of room for children to run around. Dogs welcome in the beer garden.

The Crown Inn (T: 01425 672279) Ringwood Road, Bransgore, BH23 8AA 

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The Three Tuns
(Less than a mile)

A particularly good gastro pub. Two friendly bars and restaurant serving creative, delicious food, using ingredients sourced from local producers wherever possible. Enjoy well-kept ales and a decent selection of wines in this cosy beamed pub with oodles of character. Log fires burn on chilly nights, in the summer, venture out to the large, sunny beer garden and terrace. Foodie themes and events take place throughout the year. Dogs welcome in the bar.

The Three Tuns, (T: 01425 67 22 32) Ringwood Road, Bransgore BH23 8JH 

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The Carpenter's Arms
(Less than a mile)

A locals’ pub with large restaurant serving simple, hearty pub food - think burgers, pies, pasta and steaks, complemented by a popular daily specials board – all very good value. The pub has a good range of well-kept draught lager and wine list. For sports fans, there’s a large TV in the bar, as well as pool, darts and table football. In warmer months, you can sit in the beer garden and let kids have their own fun in the designated play area.  Pets welcome.

The Carpenter’s Arms, (T: 01425 672295) Bransgore BH23 8BA

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(1)

Good food with plenty of gluten free options.

October 2017



The Lamb
(2 miles)

A friendly pub with lots of seating both inside near the large log fire, and out in the huge beer garden, which overlooks surrounding fields and countryside. The menu changes all the time depending on what’s in season and chef’s ideas for the day. The results are large hearty portions of wonderful home-cooked food.

The Lamb (T: 01425 672427) Burley Road, Winkton BH23 7AN

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The Lamb has just been taken over by new managers and is thoroughly recommended, on a recent family visit we found the food and service excellent and it was good value too.

January 2018



The Cat and Fiddle
(2 miles)

Part of the Harvester chain, this thatched pub does what it says on the tin. Great value food served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with quick, friendly service. There’s a large carpark and spacious outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi is also available.

The Cat and Fiddle, (T:01425 276050)  Hinton, BH23 7DS

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Highcliffe Beach
(4 miles)

A picturesque, tree-lined beach of shingle, and sand at low tide. Good facilities on the cliff top including an excellent tea room, award winning public toilets, baby change and a children’s play area in the Castle gardens. Plenty of parking, but there is no disabled access and quite a few steps to get down to the beach. Lifeguard cover from July to Sept. No dogs allowed.

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Lovely clean sandy beach and a really i would highly recommend this spot for your car to break down takes the ouch out of waiting for the recovery truck

April 2017



Mudeford Sandbank
(5 miles)

This is one of the most scenic of New Forest beaches. Lined with some of the most picturesque and expensive beach huts in the country! There’s no parking next to the beach, as it’s a traffic-free zone, but there’s pay and display parking at Hengistbury Head from where you can catch a little train to the sandbank, and Mudeford Quay which runs a small ferry (5 mins) over to the sandbank. Can also be reached on foot and by bicycle.

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Barton on Sea
(5 miles)

A stony beach with sandy areas as the tide goes out, and a great spot to do some fossil hunting. The cliffs are subject to considerable coastal erosion and at times parts of the beach can be cordoned off. The Beachcomber Café on the cliff top is one of the most popular cafés in the region. Plenty of parking in car parks along the cliff top as well as on-road parking.

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Milford on Sea
(6 miles)

A beautiful shingle beach with pretty painted beach huts, plenty of parking, and excellent coastal walks along Hurst spit to Hurst Castle with clear views of the Isle of Wight and needles. The superb Raft Rocks Restaurant is worth a visit with its Art deco style and roof terrace. You can also walk across the wildlife marshes to Keyhaven harbour and (in season) take the boat to Hurst Castle or the Isle of Wight.

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Lovely village, plenty of shops and places to eat - no post office though.

June 2017


Fantastic sea location with goods pubs, shops etc

November 2017


Great for a dog walk along the spit to Hurst Castle. Needles Eye cafe is a welcome break, quite good food but very busy and a bit basic.

December 2017



Boscombe Beach
(7 miles)

Boscombe is a popular family beach with plenty of sand, and a small pier with extensive facilities including a children’s play area, several seafront shops and cafés, crazy golf, plenty of parking and a safe traffic free area perfect for cycling and scooters.

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