Historic Lymington hosts a range of pubs, restaurants and shops. It enjoys a unique position on the edge of The New Forest National Park and the Solent and is great for coastal walks with easy access to the Isle of Wight.
This colourful coastal town is an ancient seaport with a rich maritime history.
Situated on the west bank of the Lymington River, on the edge of the Solent, Lymington is a major yachting centre with three marinas.
The town began as an Anglo-Saxon village and is recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Lentune’. From the Middle Ages and up to the 19th century, Lymington was well-known for its salt making and from the early 19th century a thriving ship building industry.
Much of the architecture you see today in Lymington is Georgian and Victorian. The High Street, which looks predominantly Georgian, is in fact made up of an eclectic mix of Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco with some traces of Medieval architecture.