When you visit the New Forest you can expect nothing less than a picture postcard stay, there will be the traditional Manor hotel with it beautifully natural surroundings, ponies wandering the winding village roads and highland cattle chomping at the brambles. But you may not be aware that just beyond the quaint country village there is more to explore. If you are tempted to pop out of the postcard for a day then get ready because there is lots of potential ground to cover.
If you would like to venture into a bustling city then our neighbouring Southampton would be ideal. 100 years ago its very docks set the scene for the Titanic’s maiden voyage and the city is commemorating the 1912 disaster this April with the opening of a new museum and dozens of Titanic related events; including the fabulously strange Titanic Grave walks, Titanic Trail walks and even a Titanic musical.
If the city begins to take its toll and you find yourself daydreaming of rustic countryside then you may want to pay a visit to the medieval Bargate, dating from 1180, the structure was once a prison and now an art gallery so it is definitely worth a look you are fascinated by ruins and medieval architecture.
Wandering around the city would have certainly worked up a hearty appetite so perhaps you would be keen to pull in to the oldest pub in Southampton and possibly one of the oldest in England. The Red Lion championed against the World War II blitz and most certainly deserves a visit, if only to taste some Real Ale and delicious traditional home-cooked food.
After all that excitement you are probably ready to return to charming village life where you may want to take a stroll, walk off your lunch whilst getting back to nature and reflecting on your exciting day in the city in the comfort of Careys Manor.
If you would like to talk to someone about booking your New Forest break call reservations on 01590 624467 or contact us online.