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White Rabbit Hotel (Lyndhurst)

(Show map) Tel: 02380 282814
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.


Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair access to the hotel
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities

Weddings at The White Rabbit Hotel

The White Rabbit Hotel provides an idyllic country setting perfect for weddings and other special occasions in the Lyndhurst, Hampshire area. Whether you’re looking to host a private party, dining event or business meeting, our function room can host for up to 35 guests and offers superb in-house catering.

About the Hotel

The ideal hotel for Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth

The major Hampshire cities of bustling Southampton and historic Portsmouth are within easy reach of Lyndhurst, and a coastal change of scene is just 20 miles away in Bournemouth, a seaside resort town with vibrant nightlife.


Perfect accommodation for the New Forest and Hampshire area

Whether you are looking for a short break or accommodation for longer, after exploring the New Forest’s miles of scenic cycle tracks and footpaths, the whole of Hampshire is easily accessible from Lyndhurst, the historic heart of the New Forest. Historic houses, beautiful gardens, delightful New Forest villages and hamlets, and of course the famous New Forest ponies are all close by when you stay at The White Rabbit Hotel in Lyndhurst.

How to get here

How to get here

We are situated on the A337 Romsey Road in the New Forest – only four miles from Junction 1 of the M27. Southampton city centre is only 9.6 miles away and Southampton Airport is only a little over five miles further. To find us by satnav, use the postcode SO43 7AR.


How to book

You can check availability and book your stay at The White Rabbit Hotel in Lyndhurst right now on this website. We guarantee the best price online. Or you can call us on 02380 282814 to discuss your hotel requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to The White Rabbit Hotel.

Area & Hotel History

The White Rabbit Hotel is situated in the historic village of Lyndhurst, named for local resident Alice Liddell – the inspiration to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Alice Liddell lived in the area most of her life with her husband Reginald Hargreaves, a cricketer for Hampshire. A memorial plaque can be found in the graveyard of the local church of St Michael and All Angels.


Lyndhurst has been regarded as the capital of New Forest since William the Conqueror recognised it as a Royal hunting ground in 1079. Over the centuries, kings and queens have stayed at the village’s Royal manor house, the Queen’s House. This 17th century mansion is the only remaining significant building of the Charles I era in the whole of Hampshire. The building is owned by the Crown in the New Forest and it is the local headquarters of the Forestry Commission.


Now a National Park, its establishment as a royal hunting ground brought ill fortune to William I, as two of his sons died in the Forest, Prince Richard and William II (William Rufus). Shot with an arrow, a stone marks the spot where Rufus reputedly met his death. A measuring device in the Queen’s house is also known as the ‘Stirrup of Rufus’, and was used to measure dogs to ensure they did not pose a danger to game.


Throughout the centuries, Lyndhurst village has been mentioned favourably in literature.


“The people of Lyndhurst ought, I always think, to be the happiest and most contented in England, for they possess a wider park and nobler trees than even Royalty. You cannot leave the place in any direction without going through the Forest.”

John R Wise in his book The New Forest: its History and Scenery (1863)


“I purposely advise visitors, whatever the time at their disposal, to make Lyndhurst the centre of their movements, by reasons alike of its accessibility and of its proximity to some of the most charming scenes in the Forest.”

CJ Phillips, taken from the 1876 edition of his New Forest Handbook

At the heart of Lyndhurst village, The White Rabbit Hotel is ideally located for guests to stay in scenic surroundings and make the most of this ancient and historic area.

Local Attractions

About Lyndhurst

Situated on Romsey Road (part of the A337) in the New Forest – only four miles from the M27 and 9.6 miles from Southampton – is the pretty country village of Lyndhurst. This picturesque area is peppered with cosy pubs, tearooms and restaurants, and the impressive 19th century church of St Michael and All Angels stands proudly at its heart.


The village’s New Forest Museum reveals the forest’s ancient history and heritage, and the area is a good foundation from which to explore the national park itself.


New Forest

Explorers are spoilt for choice when they step inside the New Forest. This ancient woodland is a playground for cyclists and hikers, with a wealth of routes leading you through extraordinary gardens, parks and villages. Guided walks are available, where local experts reveal the fascinating history and geology of the area.


Peppa Pig Theme Park

If your children love Peppa Pig then they will be overjoyed with a day at Peppa Pig World. A theme park dedicated to the popular children’s character that boasts fun-filled rides and attractions including Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride and George’s Dinosaur Adventure.


Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Car enthusiasts are guaranteed an interesting day out at the National Motor Museum, where you learn all about the history of motoring. From modern rally and F1 racing machines to James Bond’s car collection, Beaulieu offers so much more, with the spectacular Palace House & Gardens and Beaulieu Abbey to explore all within the magnificent Beaulieu Estate.



The closest city to the New Forest is the vibrant city and major port of Southampton. From a Maritime Museum that explains Southampton’s ties to the Titanic to the City Art Gallery and its 3,500 pieces of European art, there are a whole host of attractions here that will entertain the entire family.


Paulton’s Theme Park

Located in the village of Ower on the Paulton Estate, Paulton Theme Park has over 60 rides and attractions covering its 140 acres of land. Rides include the Cobra (the park’s fastest and longest rollercoaster), and is home to Peppa Pig World. In addition to the rides, there are more than 80 species of animals here that children can meet and greet.

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