Lyndhurst is another New Forest small town. Really just a high street, its lined with some cute gift shops & a very expensive Ferrari specialist dealer.
The New Forest ponies are accessible from the forest at the end of town, there a small hill that you can walk up that gives you a nice view of the edge of the forest.
Close to Lyndhurst is Limewood. A truly stunning 5-star hotel & restraint, with a beautiful spa. It’s a very modern country hotel, and if you’re feeling like a special treat see if you can book yourself in for dinner.
Angela Hartnett (a Gordon Ramsey protégée) is in charge of the dining at Limewood and there’s often Michelin starred chefs making guest appearances in pop up restaurants. It is 5 star, so expect 5-star prices!