Brockenhurst is a village located in the New Forest of Hampshire County in England. The village is entirely surrounded by woodland and the whole area attracts thousands of tourists every year throughout the year. The area is known for being outstandingly attractive and as a result has long been a popular destination for visitors.
Various other villages a nearby but in general, the area is relatively lowly populated for this area of Britain. There is also a college, the Brockenhurst College located in the outskirts of the village.
The earliest signs of settlement in the area dates back four-thousand years ago to Bronze Age. As a result, the area is dotted with some famous burial mounds which are a very significant attraction for historians and tourists alike.
The New Forest area was originally created by William the Conqueror in 1079. It was originally designed to be a large hunting area situated to the south of the then capital of Winchester. It was a very large area stretching from the coast from Barton on Sea to Bournemouth.
The place was recorded in the Domesday book, at the time of which there were four small Saxon manor houses in the area of what is now Brockenhurst. These places are now a small villages in the outlying area of Brockenhurst.
The town of Brockenhurst itself offers a number of attractions. With a picturesque centre and various traditional high street stores, it is a fairly popular place for tourists to stay to explore the surrounding area. Unfortunately however, the local economy has been damaged in recent years somewhat by excessive flooding which occasionally occurs in the area.
Brockenhurst also has a functioning railway station which lies on the south western line with direct services to Waterloo in London.