What to do in and around Minstead

A must see in Minstead is the village church, parts of which date from the 13th Century. The grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle can be found in the church graveyard.

There is a pub, village shop and tea room by the village green. New Forest ponies often gather on the village green which is also notable for its stocks.

     Popular Minstead pub The Trusty Servant       Stocks on Minstead village green
 Popular Minstead pub The Trusty Servant                Stocks on Minstead village green

The Chelsea Flower Show Award Winning Furzy Gardens contains eight acres of gardens to explore, a 16 century cottage, a coffee shop and an art gallery.

The Rufus Stone marks the spot where King William II was killed whilst hunting in the forest.

The New Forest National Park

The New Forest contains over 100 miles of cycle routes

Andrew's Mare at sunset

Deer at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Cycle track at Acres Down

Family favourite Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park is just a short drive away.


New Forest Golf Club in Lyndhurst. 
New Forest Golf Club


Highcliffe beach is a quiet, sandy beach with plenty of parking nearby and a cafe.