Burley is located in the heart of the New Forest, and is one of a number of traditional villages you can find in the area. Visitors are drawn to Burley because of its location, in the midst of heathland and woodland. Livestock and ponies are also a common site in Burley, especially along the ancient forest tracks, as this is a place that still holds with the practice of common grazing.
Visitors to Burley will enjoy the scenery, tranquil village life, and the countryside pursuits on offer to visitors. Activities include horse riding from stables near Burley Manor Hotel, wagon rides around the village, and an exciting deer safari in Burley Park. There’s also a nine hole golf course, cycle hire, and coarse fishing nearby. While some of these activities are seasonal, you can still enjoy the traditional tea rooms, cider farm and cider tasting, and a variety of pubs and inns all year round.
Burley is also a great place to shop, and there are independent gift shops stocking a range of New Forest souvenirs, crafts, glassware and ceramics, and clothing. Burley also has its fair share of local produce on-sale, including ice cream and confectionery. Among the more familiar shops, you may find a few unusual surprises, dedicated to all things mystical and magical. A tribute to the past, as Burley was a known haunt of smugglers and witches.
There is plenty to explore in and around Burley, with attractions like Beaulieu Motor Museum, Hurst Castle, and Liberty’s Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre within reach of the village. So, you could plan one or more day trips or afternoons out, or choose Burley as your base for a holiday. Bed and breakfast, self-catering cottages, hotels and log cabins, are among the accommodation choices, all of which offer all the facilities you’ll need to help make your trip a great one.