The Town of Ringwood

May, 2017

Ringwood is a small town full of character situated on the western edge of the New Forest. It’s a 13 minute drive from our Moorhill House Hotel, 18 minutes from Lyndhurst and 30 minutes from our Beaulieu Hotel and well-worth the visit!

The Ringwood market charter dates back to 1226 and has plenty to offer visitors throughout the year. On a Wednesday morning you’ll find the lively market which compliments the wealth of quaint and modern shops, local events, restaurants and cafes. On the market you can find homemade and handcrafted goods from local suppliers and villagers including: food, plants, clothes, hardware and assorted household items.

The Furlong shopping centre in Ringwood is a picturesque shopping haven where you can eat, shop and socialise at your leisure. With free parking for 2 hours, WiFi and courtyard cafes. Here you’ll find some of your high-street favourites as well as independent businesses to browse.

Saturday 27th May is their farmers’ market where you can purchase the best, fresh local ingredients. All the stalls are part of the Hampshire Farmers’ Market circuit and sell award winning meats, cheeses, fish, fruit, veg and much, much more.

Throughout summer join them in their courtyard for a showcase of fresh new music from the local area. These exciting and free events will be run in conjunction with The Acoustic Connection  and any funds raised will go towards community projects. It’s free to attend from 11am to 3pm.

Take a wander down West Street to view the River Avon from the old-three arched stone bridge and the Saxon parish church. Old town charm is maintained by listed buildings such as Monmouth House and The Meeting House. Ringwood is well placed on the Avon Valley footpath and there are a number of local trails to choose from – Perfect for exploring the local area!

One for the adults is a tour of the Ringwood Brewery, offering you the chance to taste the malted barleys, have a sniff of the hops, and see the fermentations bubbling away in the TunRoom.

After you’ve finished exploring and shopping, return back to us and we’ll have your pillows plumped ready for you to relax!

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