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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 for regicide here given the then very remote location.
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 stop.
Rufus stone is about 10mins from my house and is a real asset to the local area, obvisly there is a historical interest , but I come here to have freedom and be at peace with nature.
We don't come here as often as we...More
Worth visiting for the historic interest. This is the point at which King William II or William Rufus met his death. Set just off the A31, it is best approached heading north. If approaching heading south, the entrance is reached by making a U turn...More
It does not take long to visit this monument, and to read the explanatory information on its sides. It costs nothing, and adds to the mystery surrounding the death of William II (Rufus). It is easy to combine this visit with a New Forest walk,...More
So peaceful and tranquil. A little but if history, some exploring, ponies and horses and undergrowth for your dog to rummage in. Have wellies on stand by though under the trees it's not too bad and if you know your mushrooms, there's some great picking...More
Rufus stone is a great place for walks through the New Forest and is a rather quiet place (at least is it in the autumn). Less than 200 yards away is the Sir Walter Tyrell Inn that serves food and drink and VERY dog friendly....More