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  • Lymington is a small quaint Georgian market town located on the South Coast – a port on the west bank of the Lymington River on the Solent in the southern New Forest district of Hampshire, between Bournemouth and Southampton. The area has a population of close to 15,000 inhabitants.

    Lymington, which offers a rather peacefully quiet and relaxing setting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is renowned as a major sailing resort. The three marinas in the area help to make it a major yachting hub. Lots of boats in the local area sail across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

    The main postcode in Lymington is SO41.

  • Lymington has its fair share of shopping facilities. But local residents seeking a premier shopping destination on the South Coast will have to head to WestQuay shopping centre in Southampton or Castlepoint Shopping Park in Bournmouth. The two shopping centres have around 200 stores between them, including many high street names including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer.

    There is a smaller Marks & Spencer’s Simply Food on Lymington High Street, along with a few other well known brands. There are also independent shops including some designer boutiques, department stores, antique and art galleys, tourist and sailing shops.

    There is also a traditional local market every Saturday, which is held in the main High Street, selling a selection of general household items, craft items and a selection of locally sourced food.

    There are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants in Lymington – with a variety of cuisine available.

    The Old Bank House Restaurant on the High Street is a stylish small restaurant serving exceptional English & Mediterranean dishes, while Piccolo Mondo serves good Italian food. There is also an excellent selection of fish and chip shops on the High Street.

    For general food shopping, Lymington has three supermarkets; Tesco, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Fresh food is also sold at the weekly market every Saturday.

    The Hobler Inn and The Red Lion are just two of many popular pubs in the area.

    There is generally a restricted number of homes on the sales market in relation to demand, reflecting the fact that Lymington is a highly sought after area in which to live.

    Many homes in the district have been redeveloped in recent years. Although some houses, dating back to the Georgian and Victorian era, still exist today, others have been demolished and replaced by contemporary blocks of apartments and retirement homes.

    Homes located south of the high street, which are closer to the sea, generally command a premium.

    Lymington has strong transport links, making commuting around the town rather simple.

    There is a bus station in the main town, which is served by numerous buses operating across the district, as well as routes to Southampton and Bournemouth.

    Lymington Town and Lymington Pier are the two railway stations in Lymington. Both stations are connected to the national rail network by a branch line to nearby Brockenhurst. The train journey from Brockenhurst to Waterloo takes just over an hour and a half.

    For those people commuting by car, the A337 road links Lymington to Lyndhurst and the M27 motorway.

    There are ferries opertaing routes from Lymington to Yarmouth every hour from a port south of the old town on the far side of the Lymington River

    Lymington Town
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    Lymington Pier
    (0.57 miles)

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  • The town has a large tourist industry attracted by beautiful scenery. The cobbled street leading down to the marina at the mouth of the Lymington River is a great place to take a stroll.

    Lymington is surrounded by marvelous natural attractions; to the north are the ancient woodlands and heathlands of the New Forest, while four miles west of Lymington, there is a nature reserve which ends at Hurst Spit.

    There is a vast array of sailing facilities and clubs in the town; the two largest marinas are Berton and Haven. St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery on New Street is worth a visit. Meanwhile, Yarmouth is a short ferry ride away – there are regular car ferries from Lymington to Yarmouth.

    Lymington has a rich history, reflected by the many Georgian and Victorian era buildings in the town, illustrating its former wealth. The local market, held every Saturday, is believed to date back to the thirteenth century. St Thomas Church at the top of the High Street was built in around 1250.

    Lymington, initially an Anglo-Saxon village, was famous for making salt during the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. From the early nineteenth century Lymingon possessed a flourishing shipbuilding industry.

    The hill and ditches of the Iron Age fort dating back to the sixth centrury BC, known today as Buckland Rings, still exists.

    Meanwhile, the open-air seawater bath, situated near the area’s sailing clubs, was constructed in 1833.

    The annual rate of council tax in Lymington varies, and is dependant on a property's valuation band. The valuation band is determined by the value of the property and the current rates for the local council.

    Council Tax in Lymington is levied by New Forest District Council local authority

    Band 2014 2013 rise/fall
    Band A £1002.47 £999.59 0.29 %
    Band B £1169.55 £1166.19 0.29 %
    Band C £1336.63 £1332.79 0.29 %
    Band D £1503.71 £1499.39 0.29 %
    Band E £1837.87 £1832.59 0.29 %
    Band F £2172.03 £2165.79 0.29 %
    Band G £2506.18 £2498.98 0.29 %
    Band H £3007.42 £2998.78 0.29 %
    0.02 miles
    Lymington Clinic At Options
    21 New Street
    Hampshire SO41 9BH
    NHS Trust Sites

    0.07 miles
    Specsavers Hearcare - Shp (Lymington)
    71 High Street
    Hampshire SO41 9AL
    Independent Sector Healthcare Provider Sites

    0.07 miles
    Aqua House (Substance Misuse Service) Das
    91-92 High Street
    Hampshire SO41 9AP
    Primary care Trust Sites

    0.10 miles
    Webb - Peploe House Surgery
    45 Church Lane
    Hampshire SO41 3RA
    Primary care Trust Sites

    0.10 miles
    Webb-Peploe House Surgery
    45 Church Lane
    Hampshire SO41 3RA
    NHS Trust Sites

    0.12 miles
    Chawton House
    43-45 St. Thomas Street
    Hampshire SO41 9ND
    Independent Sector Healthcare Provider Sites


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