The Rufus Stone

Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7HN, UK

The Rufus Stone

An ironclad stone near the small New Forest village of Minstead in Hampshire is a memorial to William Rufus, the third son of William the Conqueror, who was killed there in a hunting accident by Sir Walter Tyrell, although whether by accident or design is still a matter of much debate today.

Conveniently located next to some stunning forest scenery, it makes a great base for a stroll in the woods while learning more about this infamous Norman ruler.

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The pub - Sir Walter Tyrell - is just down the road

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New Forest

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The Rufus Stone