Things to do in Lymington

Lymington can be found in the New Forest, a truly beautiful area that makes for an excellent location for family adventures, exploration, sightseeing and country pursuits. With a choice of historical sights, pubs and family attractions, there is no shortage of exciting or relaxing options to keep you and the family occupied.

Where is Lymington?

The town of Lymington is located in the New Forest district of Hampshire. A port town, it’s situated on the Solent and is known for its boating scene, thanks mostly to its yacht clubs and yacht haven. The town has three marinas.

 

What’s nearby?

Lymington’s closest city is Southampton – only 18 miles away. Popular towns and villages close by include Beaulieu – famous for its motor museum – and Lyndhurst. What makes Lymington unique is its close proximity to the New Forest National Park, a popular destination all year round. The town faces Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, where we operate a Lymington ferry service to and from the Island.

 

Where can I stay in Lymington, Hampshire?

Lymington offers a number of accommodation options for you to enjoy your stay. New Forest Living have a variety of holiday cottages suited for all group sizes and occasions. The town and surrounding area also have other forms of accommodation such as campsites, hotels and self-catering apartments that are dog-friendly.

 

Things to do in Lymington, New Forest

With a popular High Street and waterfront, it’s no surprise that most of the town’s activity takes place here. You’ll have no shortage of shops, pubs and restaurants in Lymington. Favourites include The Kings Head, the Fleur de Lys and Café Aroma. If you’re looking to be one with nature then Lymington hosts a number of walking routes, while Lymington Nature Reserve is great for bird watchers and is only a short walk from the town centre.

£14 Foot Day Returns

Make the most of our evening flyer foot passenger offer for even longer on the Lymington – Yarmouth route. If you travel out after 2:00pm and return by 4.30am the next day, your day return ticket will only cost £14, down from £17.

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New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities

If you’re looking for an adventure, this is it. New Forest Activities provide both land and water based adventures for the perfect family, team-building, solo or couples day out.

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St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

Explore the history of Lymington – St Barbe Museum and Gallery is inspired by local pride and supported by the local community.

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New Forest Adventure Golf

New Forest Adventure Golf

Despite the focus of the build being around children, this beautifully landscaped course is a high spec 18 hole adventure.

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Discover more of Lymington

We’ve created the Wightlink Explorer, a great way to find what’s going on in Lymington. Our easy-to-use tool will help you discover the perfect event for you in the area.

Wightlink Explorer

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