The New Forest Heritage Centre is conveniently located in the centre of Lyndhurst (a village known as the capital of the New Forest), adjacent to the main pay & display car park behind the High Street.
If you are using a SatNav the postcode is SO43 7NY, alternatively you can click here for a map.
The New Forest lies to the west of Southampton Water in south-west Hampshire. If you are travelling from Southampton, London or the east, exit the M27 at Junction 1, signed Cadnam and head southwards into the New Forest.
If you are travelling from the west, you can use the A31 from Dorset. From the north, take either the A338 from Salisbury to Ringwood in the west of the Forest, or the A36 to Totton in the east.
We are located in the large main Pay and Display car park in Lyndhurst. There are several parking spaces for disabled persons beside the Centre.
The Centre is also signposted with brown heritage signs on all the major routes into Lyndhurst.
The New Forest offers over 200km waymarked cycle routes, much of it off road and traffic free. The station at Brockenhurst allows you to bring your bikes and get straight out into the forest or if you don’t have bikes with you pop in to one of the many cycle hire centres.
The New Forest is served by a public bus network, which provides the opportunity to travel around the area by bus.
Bluestar Buses – Southampton 023 8061 8233
Wilts & Dorset – Salisbury 01722 336855
The New Forest Tour open top bus is the best way to See More, Explore More and Enjoy More of the New Forest. Sit back relax and experience rich open countryside, beautiful coastline, historic villages and all that England’s smallest National Park has to offer.
You can hop on and off where you like and catch a another bus later, or switch between tours, all on the same ticket. With tours running every day during the summer this a really unique way to get a grandstand view of the New Forest.
National Express coaches stop at Lyndhurst, Lymington and Ringwood and other stops in The New Forest. Please contact National Express for information on timetables, access and fares.
National Express 08705 808080 between 08:00 and 20:00
Travel Helpline: 0121 4238479
If you are a wheelchair user or need assistance when travelling by coach you should book your journey at least 24 hours in advance.
The main train service in the area is operated by South West Trains which provide good links to Southampton, Bournemouth, London and further afield. The train stations within the National Park are Ashurst, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Sway. The other train stations in the New Forest are Hinton Admiral, Lymington, New Milton and Totton. Please contact the below for information on timetables, access and fares.
Tel: 08457 484950
If you are a wheelchair user or need assistance when travelling by train you should book your rail journey at least 24 hours in advance. Please contact South West Trains Assisted Travel
Tel: Freephone 0800 5282100 or 0845 6000650