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New Forest Villages - Minstead


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Minstead in the New Forest - Minstead is a small village in the New Forest. Minstead is famous for a few reasons; here's a couple of reason Minstead is famous for starters.

Furzey Gardens and Sherlock Holmes; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is buried in the graveyard of Minstead Church.

The village pub is called The Trusty Servant and has an unusual sign of a man with a donkeys ears, a pig's snout and a stag's feet.
Minstead's village green makes is a great centre for the village, with the Village Seat (commemorating King Georges jubilee) and Stocks where village wrong-doers used to be punished.

Nearby are two famous ancient oak trees, names Adam and Eve. Adam Oak is possibly the largest Oak Tree in the New Forest, although similar in size to Knightswood Oak.
Furzey Gardens is a delightfully informal garden which offers views over the New Forest. Its attractions include a lake and a restored 16th century cottage.
Further information about places to see and things to do in or near Minstead :-

  • Minstead Study Centre
  • Furzey Gardens
  • Minstead Village Shop