The town of Fordingbridge was originally known as "Forde" and the "bridge" element of the name was not added until the Avon was first spanned at this point. The Great Bridge, of seven arches, was in existence in 1286 A.D. and possibly earlier. The Parish church is mainly Early English and Early Decorated in style, but the tower is Perpendicular, and the chapel on the north side dates from the early thirteenth century.
Avon Valley Path - Christchurch to Salisbury via Fordingbridge
Beaulieu Abbey and National Motor Museum
Blashford Lakes - An area dedicated to leisure, conservation and water supply!
Breamore House and Countryside Museum - A large Elizabethan house set in beautiful parkland with a major museum of country life, set in an old walled garden.
Furzey Gardens, Minstead - Delightful landscape, extensive views, and an international reputation in horticulture
Martin Down - National Nature Reserve
Rockbourne Roman Villa - The largest Roman villa in the area
Local Tourist Information
Visitor Information Centre,
Main Car Park,
Hampshire SO43 7NY
Telephone: (023) 8028 3914 or (023) 8028 3444
Local Information Point
Fordingbridge Visitor Information Centre
Hampshire SP6 1AB
Telephone: (01425) 654560
New Forest District Council,
Hampshire SO43 7PA
Telephone: (023) 8028 5000
Variety of pubs, and places to eat in the High Street.
Public Bus Services operate to Fordingbridge from Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton.