Visit Brockenhurst and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, may mean “Badgers Wood”. A residential village with plenty of life and some attractive thatched cottages. it is excellently placed for visiting the New Forest. The church, like so many in these parts, is built on a mound and is mainly Norman and Early English. In the churchyard there is an enormous yew that may well date back 1,000 years. “Brusher” Mills, a famous snake catcher who died at the start of the century, Lies buried here.
There are plenty of attractive villages to visit nearby. Boldre is about 3 miles to the south and there are pretty views of the river from the bridge. The church, a white plastered building, is set away from the village on top of a hill. The nave and south aisle date back to Norman times, while the north aisle is Early English and the chancel is in Decorated style. Not far away, at Pilley, there is an old thatched inn, called the Fleur de Lys.
Sway lies on the south-west edge of the forest, and it was somewhere near here that Captain Marryat set his famous Children of the New Forest. Not far away is Peterson's Folly, a concrete tower that soars to 220 ft. It dates from the 1870s, and was put up by a retired Indian judge to show the excellence of local concrete. However, the lights at the top so confused shipping that they had swiftly to be removed.
Nearby towns: Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Lymington, New Milton, Poole, Yarmouth
Nearby villages: Burley, Hythe, Milford on Sea
Have you decided to visit Brockenhurst or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Brockenhurst bed and breakfast (a Brockenhurst B&B or Brockenhurst b and b)
- a Brockenhurst guesthouse
- a Brockenhurst hotel (or motel)
- a Brockenhurst self-catering establishment, or
- other Brockenhurst accommodation