Looking for somewhere to stay in order to run, or watch, the New Forest Marathon? Twin Oaks Guest House, winner of the TripAdvisor Excellency Award for the last six consecutive years, is ideally placed and easy to find with brown directional signs from junction one of the M27.

Extend your stay beyond the marathon and enjoy the facilities of the New Forest. There are walks through the National Park, with its famous New Forest Ponies, from the Guest House and cycle routes without having to negotiate any busy roads. During the summer months the Open Top Bus stops at the end of the road and the three “hop on, hop off” routes visit “Longdown Activity Farm”, “New Forest Wildlife Park”, “Burley”, “Beaulieu Motor Museum and Stately Home”, “Exbury Gardens”, “Barton on Sea”, “Hurst Castle” etc. Bournemouth is only 20 minutes drive away as is Winchester with its Cathedral and Great Hall and Marwell Zoo. “Stone Henge” and the “Historic Dock Yard” and “Spinaker Tower” at Portsmouth are within easy reach.

For younger children Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World, is only five minutes away by car, and Monkey World  and “I Go Ape” are also within easy reach. There is just so much to do.