Rufus Stone, Minstead

#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in New Forest National Park Hampshire
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  • My first visit to this pub and my first impressions are that its a lovely little pub with friendly helpful staff. We were going to eat there but there was a 45-60 minute wait for food which was a litt...  more »
  • You can believe the story or not, that aside its a pleasant area in the forest to visit. It is easy to find and made for a pleasant walk.  more »
  • 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 »
  • It was really interesting to see where a King of England was accidentally shot/ murdered in 1100. ( The jury's out on what happened. The pub along the road, the Sir Walter Tyrell, is named after the man who fired the fatal arrow. William "Rufus" II doesn't appear to have been a popular King.)
  • 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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