Lymington is a beautiful Georgian town on the south coast of England, making the perfect destination for scenic break with its attractive architecture, harbour on one side and world-famous New Forest on the other. This guide tells you what you need to know for a dream trip to Lymington.
Lymington Hotels and Accommodation
If you’re visiting such a charming and beautiful place as Lymington, you are going to wants to stay somewhere that is equally charming. Luckily there is a good selection of hotels in Lymington.
Try double boutique Stanwell House Hotel Lymington with its unique style and excellent seafood restaurant (from £99 per night). If you want something with a bit more grandeur, try the Passford House Hotel Lymington with its traditional interiors and 10 acres of grounds on the edge of the new Forest (From £120 per night).
Popular and good value option is the South Lawn Hotel just outside the village of Milford on Sea, and if you’re looking for a budget option then the 13th century Ann Inn in the centre of Lymington will give you a pleasant stay. Hotels Fairy can help you find the best deals on Lymington Hotels.
Things to do in Lymington
Lymington is a lovely small town to enjoy wandering and with many independent shops on attractive historic streets for you to explore. On the edge of the town is the quay, with many sailing boats and sea birds out on the water. You can even take the ferry across the Solent to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.
On the other side of Lymington is the New Forest where you can enjoy relaxing walks and cycle rides where you’ll come across wild horses, deer maybe even a donkey. The forest park is a protected are of natural beauty with a mixture of thick ancient woodland and open planning and also contains other attractive villages such as Brokenhurst and Lyndhurst.
Where to Eat
If you’re looking to enjoy some good food in Lymington, try the seafood restaurant at the Stanwell House Hotel or the well respected Egan’s restaurant. There are also a couple of Indian restaurants in town and if you want to play it safe, two Italian chain restaurants (Ask and Prezzo).
When to Go
You should visit Lymington when the New Forest is at its finest in the warmer months of May-September and when you can also enjoy outdoor dining of the local restaurants. Try to avoid and peak summer season though as the area will be over crowded by tourists and lose its relaxed, peaceful atmosphere.
If you’re visiting the New Forest, read our Brockenhurst Hotels and Guide or Lyndhurst Hotels and Guide.
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