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The place to come for local knowledge and advice

Visitor Information Centre

Open all year round offering excellent local knowledge and local expertise that is unsurpassed.

Our staff enjoy the New Forest on a daily basis and are always willing to share with you some local secrets of the forest to make your visit even more special. Pick up leaflets on all there is to see and do plus get the latest updates on the Brand New Forest Card offers saving you money around the whole forest.

When visiting other parts of the forest there are Visitor Information Points and Local Information Points that can provide information to help you enjoy your stay whether you're looking for the perfect hotel or find out what's on locally they can offer advice and suggest places for you to visit.

Visitor Information Points

Updated annually the Visitor Information points are located throughout the New Forest. With 19 sites at; Barton on Sea, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley, Fordingbridge, Hythe, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Milford on Sea, New Milton and Ringwood, plus at the Forestry Commission campsites; Alridge Hill, Ashurst, Denny Wood/Matley Wood, Hollands Wood, Holmsley, Ocknell, Roundhills and Setthorns.

The panels display a comprehensive map for discovering the New Forest plus information on what to see and do displaying local attractions, places to eat and drink, leisure activities and much more.

The phone number for the Visitor Information Centre and local services are also displayed to help you find the contact information you need.

Call in to our New Forest Visitor Information Centre and meet the friendly staff who will be happy to help with all your enquiries.

Coming away last minute? Our centre can book many of the Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels in The New Forest, just tell the staff your requirements and they can search their extensive database to find somewhere special for you to stay.

Where to Find Us...

Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre
Main Car Park, Lyndhurst SO43 7NY
Tel: 023 8028 2269
Visitor Information Centre Email:

Open all year Monday to Sunday 10:00-17:00

Fordingbridge Information Office
Kings Yard, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AB
Tel: 01425 654560
Fordingbridge Information Office Email:

November to March – Mon, Wed & Friday 10am to 4pm
April to October – Mon to Friday 10 am to 4pm, Saturdays 10 am to 1pm


Abbey Stores and Post Office


Landford Village Store


New Forest National Park Authority

Lymington 01590 646600