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Historical Sites

History Hits videos on some of the New Forest’s best historical sites.

The New Forest has a long and proud history that dates back almost 1,000 years. It takes its name from the Latin ‘Nova Foresta’, which translates literally as ‘new hunting ground’, although hunting had been going on in the area long before this time.

Find out about some of the most interesting and significant historical sites in the National Park through the bite sized History Hits and drone videos in this section.


National Park Archaeologist


'Areas of the New Forest were used to test bombs in World War I and II. Please keep away from objects that might be dangerous and notify the police.'

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