A lovely thatched village
with a 13th century church, Minstead lies
close to the spot marked by the ‘Rufus Stone’
where flame-haired William II was killed by an
arrow fired by Walter Tyrrell while hunting
New Forest deer in the year 1100. Was it
really an accident or did William’s ambitious
brother Henry orchestrate his untimely death?
Furzey Gardens is a delightfully informal garden which offers views over the New Forest. Its attractions include a lake and a restored 16th century cottage.