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Things to do in Lymington

Popular New Forest harbour town located on the Lymington River on the Solent, now a major yachting centre with three marinas.

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Known for...   Isle of Wight ferry port



 

  Attractions

Spinners Garden

This Hampshire garden is known for its peaceful woodland garden.
Boldre
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 5QE

 

The Needles Park

The Island’s most famous and best value attraction for all the family.
Alum Bay
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JD

 

Jurassic Adventure Golf

Our prehistoric adventure golf features a 9-hole course with some 3 and 4 par holes.
The Needles Park
Alum Bay
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JD

 

Mottistone Manor Garden

National Trust - Enchanting garden set in a sheltered valley.
Mottistone
near Brighstone
PO30 4EA

 

The Needles Headland And Tennyson Down FREE

National Trust - Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views.
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JD

 

Newtown National Nature Reserve FREE

National Trust - A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife.
Town Lane
Newtown
PO30 4PA

 

Mottistone Estate

National Trust - A farmed landscape with wonderful walks and great coastal views.
Longstone Farmhouse
Newport
PO30 4ED

 

Newtown Old Town Hall

National Trust - 17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history.
Newtown
near Shalfleet
PO30 4PA

 

Yarmouth Castle

English Heritage - Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a picnic spot with views over the Solent for a relaxing family day out.
Quay Street
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0PB

 

Hurst Castle

English Heritage - Hurst Castle provides a remote escape by the sea with plenty of things to do and see. Built by Henry VIII.
near Milford-on-Sea
Hampshire
SO41 0TP

 

Needles Pleasure Park

A premier visitor attraction with kids activities and plenty to do including the Sweet factory and the chair lift.
Alum Bay
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JD

 

Old Town Hall, Newtown

National Trust - Built in 1699, on much earlier foundations with classical portico added in the late 18th century.
Isle of Wight
PO30 4AT

 

The Needles Old Battery

National Trust - Built against the threat of French invasion in 1862.
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JH

 
 

  Museums

The St Barbe Museum And Art Gallery

St. Barbe Museum explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast.
New Street
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9BH

01590676969

 

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

One of the biggest collections of exotic racing bikes in the world, and all are runners.
Bashley Cross Roads
New Milton
BH25 5SZ

 
 

  Parks

Roydon Woods FREE

Roydon Woods is situated within the New Forest National Park. It is part of the New Forest Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
near Brockenhurst
New Forest
SO42 7QN

 

Bouldnor Forest FREE

Planted in the 1950’s on heathland and pasture, Bouldnor Forest is a large plantation of conifers and broadleaved trees.
Bouldnor Viewpoint car park
Bouldnor
PO41 0UR

 
 

  Beaches

Colwell Bay FREE

This sand and shingle beach is small and popular but relatively quiet.



 
 

  Golf

Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Freshwater Bay golf course, on the Isle of Wight, is one of the most spectacular courses in the UK.
Afton Down
Freshwater Bay
Isle of Wight
PO40 9TZ

 

Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club

Golf Club.
Sway Road
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
SO42 7SG

 
 

  Leisure centres

Lymington Sea Water Baths

Set within the popular Georgian market town of Lymington you will find the oldest open air sea water baths in the UK.
Bath Road
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 3SE

 
 

  Water sports

Escape Yachting

We specialise in relaxing sailing experiences.
Lymington Yacht Haven
King's Saltern Road
Lymington
SO41 3QD

01202313607

 
 

  Walks

New Forest Cycle Hire

Cycle hire in the New Forest. Maps/route advice available.
Downside Car Park
Brockenhurst Train Station
SO42 7TW

01590623407

 

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