"Between the forest & the sea." Lymington by colin_bramso

Lymington Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 67 photos

My favourite New Forest town, Lymington, is an international yachting centre, an ancient seaport, a busy fishing port and historic market town.

The centre of town is High Street, a wide street lined with historic, often beautiful, buildings and site of the weekend market. There are plenty of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops along this street, and a Visitor Centre round the corner in New Street.

At the bottom of High Street you'll find historic Quay Hill, where you really can can imagine the smugglers of old struggling up the cobbled hill with barrels of rum on their backs! At the end of Quay Hill is the international yacht marina on the Lymington River. The Isle of Wight ferry terminal is on the opposite bank of the river.

Lymington is in the centre of the southern coastal strip of the New Forest, so there are many places of interest all around.

  • Last visit to Lymington: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated Dec 1, 2011
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  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2007 at 3:38 AM

    I love reading pages like this. England has so many lovely villages. Loved the pub with the ponies and those donkeys!!...take care and thanks...

  • Spincat's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 8:05 AM

    My mother-in-law is not far from here. Good tips Like the look of your pages - will be back

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2003 at 12:12 AM

    This is how England should be portrayed, beautiful.

  • CdnJane's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2003 at 9:36 PM

    Colin, thanks for the memories of Lymington. I believe it was the Church of St Thomas the Apostle, which I attended back in 1979. It was the anniversary of the Sinking of the Hood and family members of the lost sailers were there.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 9:31 PM

    Lymington is so picturesque! Great page!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 9:17 PM

    Wow, you've got some beautiful pictures of Lymington!!! Thanks for sharing! I liked this place a lot, but I have hardly any pictures of it.


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