With its cobbled streets, large marina and proximity to the New Forest, Lymington is a real south-coast gem. The small seaside town is a haven for tourists and locals, with historic forts, classic car museums and sea water play parks a short distance from the town centre. Plus it’s just five minutes drive from the New Forest where you’ll find hundreds of miles of hiking and biking routes, Peppa Pig World, traditional English villages untouched for years and acres of unspoilt wilderness. The Solent Way is another highlight overlooking the Isle of Wight, offering boat trips, nature reserves and plenty of opportunities for mid-summer sundowners. And our hotels in Lymington are in the heart of the action, meaning you can tackle all these highlights – and the rest below – during your trip.
Things to do in Lymington
A local institution, Lymington Market is the best shopping experience in the area with over 100 stalls selling everything from arts and crafts to artisan goods, fresh fruit and vegetables and more. The market is held every Saturday on the High Street from 8 am.
The south coast town of Lymington is halfway between Southampton and Bournemouth and opposite the Isle of Wight. If you want to make the trip over The Solent, head to the Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferry port and make the 40-minute journey to Yarmouth on the car and passenger ferry.