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The historic market town of Ringwood occupies a strategic position on the western edge of the New Forest. Vital ancient trading links once provided by the River Avon and the Victorian railway have been replaced by excellent road systems with the town at the crossroads of the A31 and A338 offering fast journeys to and from Southampton, Poole, Salisbury and Bournemouth.
The town centre comprises a rich mix of architecture, thatched, Georgian and modern with many historic buildings amongst them including the church of St Peter and St Paul which contains some unique features. West Street takes you to the Jubilee Gardens with the millstream running through it. The Furlong is a picturesque outdoor shopping centre, and the town is also home to Ringwood Brewery. Brewing in Ringwood since 1978, the brewery can offer tours, has a tap room setting and onsite shop.
The busy Wednesday street market has been held in the Market Place since a charter was awarded in 1226.
The local leisure centre was used for the setting in the 1990s comedy The Brittas Empire.
Ringwood as a filming location
Please contact the Film:New Forest office for information or advice on any of these locations.
Example locations include:
Ringwood High Street
The high street is bricked not tarmacked and comprises of a rich mix of architecture, thatched, Georgian and modern with many historic buildings amongst them, the high street can offer varied opportunities for productions.
Located on the high street is the church of St Peter and St Paul built on the site of a Saxon church contains some unique features, with the bell tower sometimes open to the public, and overlooks the Market Place where the Jubilee Lamp was installed in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. At the end of Market Place, the Jubilee Gardens can be found with a millstream running through it.
The Furlong Centre
A short walk from the historic high street, main car parks and bus interchange is the Furlong Centre, an award-winning outside shopping centre. The centre is set around a sprawling, leafy courtyard with signature horse-shoe bench seating and a beautiful bronze sculpture of a New Forest pony and her foal.
On the outskirts of Ringwood, Adlam’s Plantation sits within 32 acres of land consisting of ancient woodlands (with bluebells in May), grasslands, 2 lakes (one round and one irregular shaped) with inlets and islands, wild flower banks to the lakes, reedbeds and a young orchard.
There is also a small cabin onsite with a kitchenette.
Two miles north of Ringwood is the Georgian stately home of Somerley and its 7,000 acres which sits nestled between the New Forest and the Dorset boarder.
The Somerley Estate has featured prominently in several TV and film shoots, including The Royals and two of the largest shows on Netflix to date, The Crown and Bridgerton.
Aerial 360 degree fully interactive panorama of Ringwood
The map takes two forms, once you click on the link below, you will be taken to an aerial map which you can zoom in and out of.
However, if you click the red circles located generally in the high street area you will be taken to a 360 degree panorama, and if you have a VR headset you can enter VR mode for a fully interactive experience.
The buttons on the bottom left and right of the map will help you navigate the different modes.
The images were taken between February and March 2022.
Map of Ringwood
Location accessibility (to major roads, motorways, rail links and airports)
30 minutes from Junction 1 M27
Southampton airport 23 miles /Bournemouth airport 8 miles
Bournemouth Hospital 9 miles
Salisbury Hospital 16 miles
Nearest train station is Bournemouth which is a main station on the London Waterloo to Poole/Weymouth line
Ample parking in New Forest District Council car parks
Room for coaches & lorries
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