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Filming in New Forest Towns and Villages
Filming in the New Forest’s towns and villages means a wide choice of pretty villages in the heart of the forest or bustling seaside towns with direct access to harbours.
This page gives you a flavour of what is on offer as a filming location in each of the main towns and villages, with links to further information which includes aerial and panoramic footage.
Please contact us if you would like to know more or have a specific shot in mind that you want a location for.
New Forest Towns and Villages
Lyndhurst became the natural 'capital' of the New Forest when William the Conqueror established his hunting grounds here. The grave of the original Alice in Wonderland (Alice Liddell, later Hargreaves) is in the churchyard too.
Brockenhurst is a picturesque village with a wide variety of houses and cottages of different periods. It has a busy high street that ends in a ‘watersplash’ (ford) across the road. Ponies, donkeys and sometimes even pigs wander through the village. It has the main bus/train interchange for the New Forest with regular trains from London Waterloo, Bournemouth and Southampton.
Burley has everything you would expect from a traditional, New Forest village. Nestling in the lee of a hill surrounded by an area of true outstanding natural beauty. A dramatic contrast of colourful heathlands, mighty oaks, beech and lofty pines. Witches, smuggling and dragons are also part of Burley's unique character and reflected in many of the shops. The Queen's Head pub, built in the 16th century, was notorious for smugglers and highwaymen.
Lymington is an ancient seaport with a rich maritime and architectural history. Situated on the west bank of the Lymington River, on the edge of the Solent, Lymington is a major yachting centre with three marinas. There is also an open-air sea water bath.
Beaulieu, is best known for the National Motor Museum and Palace House, home to the Montagu family. Donkeys and ponies stroll around the narrow streets of the village and can often be seen drinking from the river.
New Milton, is situated between the forest and the sea at Barton. It is a bustling town with its range of interesting shops and regular markets. New Milton is also handily on the mainline railway line from London Waterloo.
Fordingbridge is known as the northern gateway to the New Forest. It has a medieval stone bridge with its seven fine arches providing a crossing point for this small ancient town on over the River Avon.
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