It still houses the Verder’s Court, which deals with the rights of the foresters and legal matters concerning the forest.
The New Forest Visitor Centre, with many interesting exhibits, is in the town.
The handsome parish church, built in the mid 19th century, has windows and other decoration by Edward Burne-Jones and John Millais.
In the churchyard is buried Mrs Alice Hargreaves, who as Alice Liddell was the subject and inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”.
The Knightswood Oak is believed to be about 600 years old.