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Lyndhurst Town Information

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The unofficial capital of the New Forest, Lyndhurst is arguably the perfect base from which to conduct further explorations of the region. Home of the Forest’s main visitor centre, it also plays host to the The Verderers Court, which administers the Forest, meeting six times a year at the 17th century Queen’s House. In the churchyard lies Alice Hargreaves, inspiration for Lewis Caroll’s Alice (in Wonderland), while the 19th century Church of St Michael and All Angels is adorned with Pre-Raphaelite art, including murals and stained glass by Morris, Burne-Jones and Lord Leighton.

Cottages at Swan Green - Photo © Richard Slessor
Cottages at Swan Green - Photo: Richard Slessor CCL

Church of St. Michael - Photo © Clive Perrin
Church of St. Michael - Photo: Clive Perrin CCL

Magnificent beech trees line Mark Ash Wood, which also boasts the 600-year-old Knightwood Oak and the Queen’s Oak, which was only planted in 1979. Half a mile away is the picturesque village of Swan Green, a hamlet of Tudor cottages set around a village green.