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Visitor Information

Useful information and advice for tourists and visitors to Lymington and the New Forest.

Lymington is a wonderful place to visit! The town is steeped in rich history - from the Iron Age settlement at Buckland Rings to the splendid Georgian High Street whose weekly Charter Market dates back to the 13th century. Once a renowned centre for salt production and shipbuilding, Lymington is nowadays an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500. 

Lymington's situation on the edge of the New Forest National Park makes it a great place to stay, enabling you to combine the forest and coastline. The town has something for everyone, including the Lymington Sea Water Baths, the oldest lido in the UK, which is well worth a visit when open during the summer months. The Lymington to Keyhaven nature reserve is a SSSI and provides some excellent walks at all times of year.

Whether you are visiting Lymington by boat or by land, there are many great things to do, places to visit and excellent hotels, pubs and restaurants. Lymington is highly accessible by road, train and ferry from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. 

Please note, we are not a tourist information office. Leaflets giving information about the area are available from Lymington Town Hall and St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery.

How to get to Lymington 

How to get to Lymington

How to travel to Lymington by road, rail, ferry and air. Transport details including links to live departures and arrivals. 

Parking in the New Forest

Parking and Refuelling in Lymington

Council carparks, where to purchase parking clocks and where to find fuel stations.

Lymington Events Calendar 

What's On in Lymington and the New Forest

View our Events Calendar to find the latest events and things to do in the Lymington and New Forest area.

Summer Holidays at the beach 2019

What's On in the New Forest over the Summer Holidays

See our comprehensive guide for family things to do in the New Forest area over the summer.

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Walks in Lymington and the New Forest

Recommendations for local walks, including guided walks around Lymington.

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Sick or injured New Forest Animals

What to do if you find a sick or injured New Forest animal and the Rules of the New Forest.

Whats On Lymington Newsletter

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Every week we email our subscribers a free weekly update on events and news in the New Forest and Lymington area.

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