Visit Fordingbridge and enjoy the beautiful Town that lies on the edge of the New Forest and on the banks of the River Avon. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the refreshments on offer in the pubs and cafes that line the main streets and browse the range of shops and businesses that Fordingbridge affords. Alternatively picnic in the recreation park and enjoy watching the wildlife and tranquility of the river as it meanders its way down stream. Take a walk along the riverbank draped with willows and waterside plants, perhaps enjoy a spot of fishing. With ample opportunities for swimming, paddling, playing on the swings, skate boarding or just having some fun, it is a popular spot with families and youngsters alike.

Admire the Town’s medieval bridge the ‘Great Bridge’ with its seven elegant arches and also the bronze statue of the painter Augustus John who lived in Fordingbridge until his death. Not far from the High Street is the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin with its typical Normal characteristics also believed to have been mentions in the Domesday Book in 1086. Visit Fordingbridge Museum where you can learn about the rich and diverse history of this town and pop into the local Information Office where you can find lots of useful information about areas to visit across the whole of the New Forest, including Rockbourne Roman Villa located 3 miles from Fordingbridge. Why not pick up a walking or cycle map? With long distance 34-mile Avon Valley Path on the doorstep, grasp the opportunity to experience the beautiful fauna and flora that skirts the River Avon, north to Salisbury or south to Christchurch.

Cycle, or drive from Fordingbridge into the New Forest itself. With its stunning range of plants and animals, ancient traditions of communing and its varied history, discover everything that it has to offer and get back to nature.

Whatever you choose to do, come and visit Fordingbridge, you won’t be disappointed!

Fordingbridge Town Council

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