I would appreciate any thoughts/suggestions for a September trip: Will be in New Forest area for 1.5 days w/o a car, specifically to visit Beaulieu Motor Museum. Better to stay in Beaulieu, Lyndhurst (or other?)
We arrive LHR late morning, Tues., Sept. 10 - not renting a car, so thinking car service from New Forest area for pickup at LHR.
Plan to visit Motor Museum in Beaulieu on Wednesday.
If we stay in Beaulieu, can we walk to the Motor Museum? Assuming we have time Tuesday late in the day and Wednesday after the Motor Museum, are there a reasonable number of shops, restaurants to check out in Beaulieu?
It looks like Lyndhurst offers more shops, restaurants, etc. I assume we would need to take a cab to/from the Motor Museum and plan time for that if we stay in Lyndhurst.
Any other New Forest towns to consider?
On Thursday we head to Portsmouth by taxi/car service (for quicker travel time vs. public transportation) to allow some time to look around Portsmouth harbor area before taking the ferry to Caen on Friday.
Appreciate any feedback. Thanks much.