Welcome to Lyndhurst

What’s it like to live in Lyndhurst? Well, read our Lyndhurst area guide to find out more.

Lyndhurst has been the “Capital” of the Forest area since William the Conqueror established the area as a royal hunting ground in 1079. The area has been visited by Kings and Queens throughout the centuries who came to stay at the Royal Manor.

A must for any visitor to Lyndhurst is the New Forest Centre (formerly the New Forest Museum). A unique guide into Forest’s history and heritage. Since its creation by William the Conqueror, the exhibition details the Forest’s development and provides a first-hand experience of life and work in the Forest and demonstrates the best the Forest has to offer.

Lyndhurst offers the visitor a wide range of shops, both high street names and those exclusive to the village. Particularly popular with those seeking that special souvenir of their visit to the Forest. And naturally, there is a wide range of tea rooms, pubs, cafes and restaurants to discover – as well as the Meridien Modena garage for the car enthusiast, which has plenty of Ferraris and Maseratis to drool over.

Lyndhurst Church, St Michael & All Angels, is worth visiting. Built-in the 1860s and of different coloured stone, it has stained glass windows by Burne-Jones and Morris. Alice Liddell, the model for the Alice of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, lived in Lyndhurst after her marriage to Reginald Hargreaves and is buried in the churchyard there.

There are some fantastic places to eat in and around Lyndhurst, here a just a few.

  • Imperial China – Long-running Chinese eatery with classic dishes and Sichuan specialities
  • Enzee Ristorante – A highly reviewed local italian restaurant serving classic dishes
  • Anissa’s Thai Kitchen – One reviewer says “The best thai food we have had!”
  • Surfing Moo Moo – A mix of the finest meats and British seafood you can find on the market.

For more information on Lyndhurst and the property market, speak to our New Forest specialist estate agent Lloyd Westall. Alternatively, for tourist information ‘Visit Lyndhurst Area Guide’ website here.



Lyndhurst is a large village and civil parish situated in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. For many motorists, Lyndhurst is just a one-way thoroughfare on the way to or from Southampton or the M27, but if the traveller stopped in the village they’d discover just how much it has to offer.

Things to do

There are some fantastic things to do in Lyndhurst, find out more from TripAdvisor here.

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