Lymington – Brand New Forest Town of 2015

Lymington has been awarded Town of the Year Status for 2015 in recognition of the efforts of local businesses to support the Brand New Forest Campaign which backs the local economy.  This includes the increased number of Brand New Forest Card offers in the town, special promotion and engagement with the wider Brand New Forest programmes particularly in establishing the first Lymington Business Expo on Small Business Saturday 2014.

Lymington is an interesting, coastal Georgian market town situated on the southern edge of the New Lymington QuayForest, between Southampton and Bournemouth being a thriving sailing resort and having two large marinas. Along the coast it also has the historical and still well used open-air seawater bath that was built in 1833. This historical town has a large number of interesting independent shops ranging from designer boutiques to antique shops and amazing eateries and coffee shops and restaurants – a large proportion of which enable you to use your Brand New Forest card.

Lymington CobblesEach Saturday a very popular open market is held in the High Street, the origins of which appear to date back centuries. At the bottom of the High Street step back in time and walk the cobbled walkway which leads down to the Old Town Quay which is still used as a base by local fishing boats. Lymington is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty; to the north are the ancient woodlands and heathlands of the New Forest National Park and to the south the Solent, Isle of Wight and unforgettable coastal path. Wightlink operate a car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth with sailings daily all year round. To the west of the town are four miles of coastal nature reserve ending at Hurst Spit which has received European and national recognition as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

See all of the Brand New Forest offers available in Lymington.

Whatever you decide to do when visiting Lymington it will leave you feeling glad you came…