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Sway Town Information




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Sway Tower - Photo © Peter Facey
Sway Tower - Photo: Peter Facey CCL

A charming village, Sway lies on the Little Avon, nestling on the southern edge of the New Forest. Just a short drive from the coast it is dominated by a bizarre folly known as Sway Towers. This edifice is over 200ft high and was built an eccentric judge, Yorkshire-born Andrew Peterson. Captain Marryat’s thrilling Victorian novel ‘The Children of the New Forest’ was set in the area. St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery is a nearby attraction.