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Rufus Stone, Minstead

#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in New Forest National Park Hampshire
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33 reviews
  • Sited close to the spot where William II was 'accidentally' killed by an errant arrow when out hunting, as stated on this monument, it is more likely that this unpopular King was deliberately targeted...  more »
  • Stopped at this little gem along our route and so pleased to have done so. A very interesting piece of history, also trying to visualise William on his horse by the oak 900 yrs ago. A great place to s...  more »
  • There is really nothing to see...just a metal marker, that's all. It's also debatable as to whether this was the actual site of the deed. On the plus side it is free to visit and park.  more »
  • There's not a great deal here, other than a stone memorial. Worth a look if passing, but don't make a special trip.
  • I went hiking through the New Forest and this stone was a lovely little historical find.

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