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Nestled deep in the New Forest, Sway is perfectly located for those looking to explore the forest paths. The surrounding countryside has featured in the well-known book ‘Children of the New Forest’ while the village is best-known for Sway Tower, called Peterson’s Folly by the locals.
The striking tower is the tallest building constructed out of non-reinforced concrete, and is an iconic sight from across the New Forest. Besides the tower, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with the whereabouts of the four pubs, where you can be sure of a warm welcome and a delicious meal to round off a day exploring.
If you’re looking to keep active during your holiday in Sway, there are many activities as well as walking which you can try your hand at. Riding centres in the vicinity offer lessons and treks and there’s even a polo school where you can take a beginner’s lesson. Cycling is another popular sport in the New Forest, with a disused railway line linking to other tracks in the local area.
Families will enjoy exploring the village and surrounding area on the Sway Village, Forest and Footpaths Spy Mission Treasure Trail, which offers an insight into local history while taking you past some of the sights.
Besides enjoying the landscapes of the New Forest, you can also easily head to the coast from Sway, with the beaches of Barton on Sea and Milford on Sea both just over 5 miles away.The great thing about a holiday in Sway is that there are rail links to the rest of the UK, perfect if you’re looking for a car-free getaway. Take a look at our holiday cottages in Sway and start planning your New Forest break today. Our Sway cottages include cosy retreats for two, comfortable family homes and larger houses for celebrations and group get-togethers. Take a look at all of our self-catering accommodation in Sway above.