This bustling coastal town is situated close to the New Forest and the Solent; Lymington provides visitors with the best of both worlds. The town itself has lots going on with plenty to see and do, from the busy Georgian High Street with its weekly market, to the ''historic Roman Seawater Baths'', and the surrounding area is beautiful, historic and full of interest for the visitor.
Once the haunt of smugglers, the cobbled High Street is now where you will find independent shops, cafes and restaurants. It is here that the historic market, thought to date back to the 13th century, is held every Saturday. Visitors will enjoy exploring the stalls, where you can find everything from antiques to locally produced foods.
A cobblestoned street takes you from the High Street to the Old Town Quay, where you can watch the fishing boats and yachts sail by. Visitors can take trips around the harbour from here, and private fishing trips can also be arranged. Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight is only forty minutes from Lymington by ferry, and passengers can travel on foot or by car to explore what the island has to offer.
Not far from the main quay, Lymington’s open air ''Roman Baths'' are in fact far from Roman, having been constructed in 1833. This attraction is actually the UK’s oldest lido and is very popular on hot days in the summer season, between May and September.
The town is an ideal base for exploring the heath and woodlands of the New Forest and perfect for discovering its rich history and abundant wildlife. Cycling, horse riding and walking are all popular activities here, and there are attractions that the whole family will enjoy. Perhaps the best way to plan your visit is to pop into the New Forest Visitor Information Centre in the town’s main car park, where you will find details of everything from gardens to and zoos to theme parks.
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