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Destination guide

Ringwood on the county border

Ringwood charms travellers with its historic Saxon routes and traditional regional marketplace, one that the locals are proud to tell you has been going non-stop since the Middle Ages – pretty impressive. Small, leafy and passionate about community, it's precisely the sort of place you'd expect to find straddling the county border of Hampshire and Dorset. Look away from the hearty alehouses and village fare and you can also see why so many outdoorsy types love it – Ringwood holiday rentals put the New Forest National Park right on the doorstep.

Things to do

Ringwood to the New Forest

Ringwood holiday rentals close to the New Forest are the perfect spot for walkers, bikers, birdwatchers, wildlife lovers and families to get a taste of one of England's most quintessential wildernesses. From hiking old-growth woodlands to hitting the petting farms for encounters with baby piglets, there's something to keep all ages entertained. And that's not even mentioning the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, one of the chart-topping attractions inside the park's boundaries, laden with F1 cars and vintage engines alike.

Activities

A taste of local life in Ringwood

Before you wax down the walking boots and head off on the leaf-strewn trails of the New Forest, it's worth taking some time to feel the happy, countryside vibes of Ringwood. There's nowhere better to do just that than in the Wednesday Market. The locals here say it's been going for more than 780 years, making it surely one of the oldest in the UK. The goods? Regional cheeses, butters, wine, fruit and vegetables. There's also the Hampshire County Farmers' Market, which comes through Ringwood once a month with its seasonal produce and welly-wearing sellers.

Weather

When's Ringwood at its finest?

While Ringwood holiday rentals can be super cosy in the winter months, offering access to empty walking routes in the sometimes-snow-doused New Forest, most travellers opt to avoid the chilly weather in months like December, January and February. They come in spring, in April and May, instead, looking for blooming flowers and warmer temperatures. Summer is the most popular of all, with regular dry days when the mercury climbs to the 20s enjoyed all over Hampshire and the South Coast.

Natural features

Ringwood – on the edge of the park

Ringwood magnetises holidaymakers thanks to its proximity to the western end of the New Forest National Park. Just a short drive – or walk – from the doorstep of your English cottage and you could be strolling fields where wild horses and ponies graze in the shade of beech trees. You could be wading through muddy wetlands by babbling rivers under packs of oaks. You could be watching bluebells bloom in the spring, or meeting new-born lambs and pigs in the local farms. Walking and biking trails criss-cross the whole reserve.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Ringwood

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Southampton (SOU), which is 18.7 mi (30 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ringwood?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 994 holiday lettings around Ringwood. From 286 flats & apartments to 387 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ringwood?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ringwood. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre: 1,759 holiday lettings
  • New Forest Cider: 1,876 holiday lettings
  • Go Ape at Moors Valley Ringwood: 1,705 holiday lettings
  • Burley Park: 1,864 holiday lettings
  • Burley Golf Club: 1,865 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ringwood listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Ringwood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 286 Flats in Ringwood. Our other popular types of Ringwood holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 387 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 227 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 387 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ringwood?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 96 holiday homes with pool available in Ringwood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.