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Mini guide to Burley

     

Located on the edge of the New Forest between Southampton and Bournemouth, Burley is a tranquil and traditional village where legends of witches and dragons are strong and the animals are allowed to roam free. Tea rooms and art galleries inhabit the village centre and the surrounding countryside is of outstanding natural beauty.

Commoning, whereby animals are allowed to graze without borders and fences amid the heathlands and forests of oaks and beeches, is still practised in Burley. Burley is also known for its witchcraft and as recently as the 1950s the famous white witch, Sybil Leek, shot to fame in the town after the Witchcraft Act was repealed in 1951 and she revealed her craft.

The quaint village itself is one of thatched cottages and tea rooms, while several art galleries and the Cider Farm, with its free cider tasting, add to its appeal. Once a regular haunt for smugglers who would stash their loot in a hidden cellar, the 16th century Queen's Head pub is also worth a look.

Amid the tea rooms and art galleries, Burley has a good selection of shops selling gifts and confectionery as well as boasting some traditional pubs and inns. If you are seeking leisure activities you can choose from wagonette riding, donkey riding, horseback riding, biking, walking in the forest or golf.

Not far from Burley is the village of Lyndhurst, the one-time seat of the Court of Verderers, which protected the commoners' rights to the land. Just past Lyndhurst is the bustling marina city of Southampton, while in the other direction is the year-round seaside resort of Bournemouth with its long beaches, beautiful parks and gardens.

The M3 and M27 motorways pass Southampton, from where you can join the A31 to Burley. New Milton, situated on the busy London-Southampton-Bournemouth line, is the closest rail station; while National Express coaches run as far as Lyndhurst, from where local buses and taxis run to Burley. Bournemouth International Airport is the closest air terminal to Burley.

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Burley Manor Hotel

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