Lyndhurst Location Lyndhurst is a large village (population of 3'029) situated in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire (county). The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily populated south east of England. Lyndhurst serving as the administrative capital of the New Forest, it is a popular tourist attraction, despite local traffic congestion, with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, museums, pubs and hotels. The nearest city is Southampton, above nine miles (15 km) to the north-east. This is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire and major port and the closest city to the New Forest. distance to Southampton airport: 19 min (15.2 miles; 24,5) via M27 distance to London: 1 h 52 min (88.7 miles, 142.7) via M3 Climate Hampshire has a higher average annual temperature than the UK average at 9.8 to 12 °C (49.6 to 53.6 °F), average rainfall at 640–1,060 millimetres (25–42 in) per year, and holds higher than average sunshine totals of around 1,750 hours of sunshine per year. On average, the warmest month is August and the coolest January. History The first mention of Lyndhurst was in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the name 'Linhest'. It was part of the royal lands of the New Forest. The most important building in Lyndhurst is the Queen's House, which has also in the past been called the King's House, for the name changes according to the gender of the monarch. It is the principal building owned by the Crown in the New Forest, and contains the Verderers' Hall, home of the ancient Verderers' Court (Verderers are officials in Brritain who deal with areas which are the property of The Crown). The last monarch to stay here was George III who visited the New Forest in June 1789. Attractions The village's Anglican church, St Michael and All Angels. The church was designed by William White. The church contains a fresco by Frederick Leighton showing the Parabele of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. Alice Liddell, also known as Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration for Alice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, lived in and around Lyndhurst after her marriage to Reginald Hargreaves, and is buried in the graveyard. Glasshayes House (the former Lyndhurst Park Hotel) is the only surviving example of sir Artur Conan Doyles architectural experimentation, According to the legend Bisterne Dragon- Lyndhurst is the location of dragon-slaying Paultons Park - Adventure park including Peppa Pig World, water kingdom and animal feeding, plus gardens. New Forest Centre Museum - Displays and family activities concerning history, wildlife and conservation of the national park. New Forest Reptile Centre - Seasonal conservation centre keeping British amphibians, lizards and snakes, plus a forest trail. New Forest Reptile Centre - Conservation centre for native species Seasonal conservation centre keeping British amphibians, lizards and snakes, plus a forest trail. Southampton - a port city on England’s south coast. It is historic town. Southampton is home to the SeaCity Museum, with an interactive model of the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912. Nearby, Southampton City Art Gallery specialises in modern British art. Solent Sky Museum features vintage aircraft like the iconic Spitfire. Tudor House & Garden displays artifacts covering over 800 years of history, including a penny-farthing bike. New Forest - The New Forest is an area of southern England that includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies. In the southeast, the National Motor Museum houses F1 race cars and vintage motorbikes. Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is home to exotic trees, plus colourful rhododendrons and azaleas. Owls, otters and wolves are among the residents of New Forest Wildlife Park.