On the edges of the New Forest, the historic town of Lymington offers plenty to it’s visitors. This colourful coastal town is an ancient seaport with a rich maritime history.
Located on the west bank of the Lymington River, on the edge of the Solent, Lymington is a major yachting centre with no less than three marinas and a home to many watersports enthusiasts.
Founded by the Anglo-Saxons, the village has a long history and is recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Lentune’. From the early Middle Ages up to the 19th century, Lymington was well-known for its salt making, later in the early 19th century the town started and expanded on 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 and well worth a visit.