Burley Village New Forest
In the summer season Burley bustles with tourists it is full of quaint shops and has a unique charm. A short walk from the main car park you will find The Mall which is a small row of shops including Burley Fudge Shop, Burley Stores Tea shop and some quirky gift shops. Burley depicts everything you would expect from a traditional, New Forest village. Nestling in the lee of a hill surrounded by an area of true outstanding natural beauty. A dramatic contrast of colourful heathlands, mighty oaks, beeches and lofty pines.
Ponies and cattle roam freely around this lovely village, following ancient forest tracks used for centuries by Commoners and their livestock. Burley is one of the few remaining villages that still practices the old tradition of Commoning, allowing animals to graze on the Open Forest. Picturesque thatched cottages tucked away in unexpected places conjure up images of how life was in days gone by. The village has remained untouched by time, steeped in old customs and history, allowing visitors to unwind and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere.
Famous for tales of witchcraft, smuggling and dragons, the village oozes charm. The Queen’s Head pub, built in the 16th century, was notorious for smugglers and highwaymen. Sybil Leek and her pet jackdaw roamed the village in the 1950’s.
For further information about the local village shops please take a look at our guide. For details of village events please take a look at our Events Page although this may be truncated due to Covid-19. If you are looking for accomodation please take a look at our where to stay guide.
For leaflets and walking guide please take a look at our on line leaflet rack.
There is also a very useful website www.burleynewforest.co.uk containing lots of relevant information.
In the height of summer the village is served by the New Forest Tour bus blue and red routes.