Visit Fordingbridge and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Fordingbridge, Hampshire. A medieval bridge, much restored and widened, crosses the Avon at Fordingbridge and gave the town its name. The views from here are attractive.
Fordingbridge is on the north west of the New Forest and at one time provided the only exit at this point. Formerly known for the manufacture of canvas and sail cloth, it is now a market town, much favoured by holidaymakers, especially those who like fishing, walking and exploring generally.
A fine avenue of limes and sugar loaf yews leads to the church, which shows Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular work. The beautifully carved l5th-century roof in the north chancel chapel is remarkable, and outside, on the north wall of the north chapel, is a “Miracle Stone”, said to have special properties.
At Hale Purlieu and Millersford Plantation, 3 miles north east of Fordingbridge, 512 acres of moor and woodland belong to the National Trust, and Bronze Age remains have been found in the three barrows here.
Hale Park, also on the River Avon, lies a little way north. A Georgian mansion with fine contents, it was built by the architect Thomas Archer as his own home in 1715, and was partly remodelled by Henry Holland in 1770.
Nearby cities: Salisbury, Southampton
Nearby towns: Bournemouth, Ringwood, Verwood
Nearby villages: Alder Holt, Ashford, Downton, Woodfalls
Have you decided to visit Fordingbridge or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Fordingbridge bed and breakfast (a Fordingbridge B&B or Fordingbridge b and b)
- a Fordingbridge guesthouse
- a Fordingbridge hotel (or motel)
- a Fordingbridge self-catering establishment, or
- other Fordingbridge accommodation