The perfect day out for all deer lovers, the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary features a purpose-built viewing deck where you can regularly observe groups of fallow deer that are native to the New Forest National Park. It's close to a good choice of hotels in the New Forest and the vibrant port city of Southampton, and is easily accessible from Lyndhurst via the A35.
Part of the New Forest National Park
One of England's medieval royal forests, the New Forest is one of the few remaining natural wildernesses in the country. As well as deer, it is also an important haven for numerous donkeys and ponies, and was granted official National Park status in 2005. At the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary you can also find plenty of picnic space and well-marked paths where you can observe local wildlife and some of the tallest trees in the forest.
Other Places to Visit near the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Visit the New Forest Wildlife Park, see the beautiful Exbury Gardens of the wealthy Rothschild family, or head to the picturesque port town of Lymington, a leading yachting destination and a popular gateway to the Isle of Wight. Also near to the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is Buckland Rings, a hill fort that dates back to the Iron Age and was not excavated until the early 20th century. Another place worth visiting in the New Forest National Park is Beaulieu, a photogenic historic village that is the home of the British National Motor Museum and the 13th century Beaulieu Palace House, once belonging to Beaulieu Abbey.
Stylish Hotels Close to the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Wherever you stay near the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, you'll benefit from well-appointed rooms that have been furnished to high standards. Many hotels offer tea and coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms, and some also offer 24-hour room service so you are always free to make a request at any time or day or night. In addition, almost all hotels in Hampshire now provide Wi-Fi access in all rooms and public areas so you can easily stay in touch with friends and family via social media and Skype.