New Milton station lies near the south coast of England, serving the areas of New Milton, Milford-on-Sea, Bashley, Ashley, Hordle and Barton-on-Sea in Hampshire. It was built in the late 1800s, and with so many towns in the area there was much debate as to what the station should actually be called. Barton and Milton were both ruled out, as London and South Western Railway officials felt there were too many places in the country with the same names. Inspiration arrived in the form of a new post office across the road, which called itself 'New Milton Sub Post Office'. Railway officials decided to use the same.
Today New Milton operates regular services to Weymouth, Southampton Central, Poole and London Waterloo, with trains to the capital taking approximately an hour and a half. The town's most popular tourist attraction is The Forest Arts Centre, which boasts a calendar packed with music, dance and comedy events all year round.