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MORE ABOUT RINGWOOD

Ringwood is located in Hampshire in the South of England. 

Ringwood is a delightful historic town with both quaint and modern shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. The town is situated close to ancient New Forest where ponies, cattle and donkeys wander freely, and miles of award winning beaches. There is a large bus interchange which can connect you to the nearby cities of Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton, as well as low cost coaches to London.

The Wednesday street market has been held in the Market Place since a charter was awarded in 1226, this charter has been held by the family of Lord Morant for hundreds of years. Animals and agricultural goods were still bought and sold into the 1980s, but now a wide variety of merchandise can be found, complimented at the weekends by farmers and speciality markets held in The Furlong and Gateway Square. The exact history of the town remains unknown however in 955 AD, documents suggest that ‘Rimucwude’ is mentioned which translates into the ‘rim of the forest’. A church and a mill were also mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. In 1725, brewing took off in Ringwood as breweries made use of the waters of the River Avon giving rise to great beers. 

From the town, take a wander down West Street to view the River Avon from the old three-arched stone bridge or enjoy a stroll around Jubilee Garden. Ringwood is well placed on the Avon Valley Path, a 34-mile long-distance walking route that takes you from the Cathedral city of Salisbury all the way to Christchurch Priory on the South Coast.

 

The town’s Visitor Information Centre can provide you with details of many areas nearby that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback as well as information about nearby attractions. There are plenty of attractions and things to do nearby including Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre, Blashford Lakes Wildlife Reserve and Ringwood Brewery.

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