Attractions near Peel House
B & B, Lymington
Lymington has so much to offer to visitors all year round. Due to its sheltered position it benefits from a delightful sub tropical microclimate with warm summers, mild winters and consistently the highest levels of sunshine in the UK. Lymington is a wonderful place for a short break or a base for a longer stay.
In 2008 the town was voted ‘best town on the coast’ in Britain on Channel 5’s The Property List. With delightful shopping, bars and restaurants, splendid walks along the river past the marinas and famous salt marshes in the Solent across from the Isle of Wight, Lymington has everything you could wish for. A short 30 minute trip on the ferry down the Lymington River through the marinas and across the Solent to Yarmouth is a pleasure, with views across to the Needles and Henry VIII’s Hurst Castle as you leave the river.
All around Lymington is the beautiful New Forest National Park with delightful walks and drives amongst the abundant wild life. Local villages such as Beaulieu, Brockenhurst (with its mainline connections to Waterloo and the north) and Burley are all well worth a visit. Cycling routes abound and cycles can be hired across the New Forest for you to explore.
The famous Charter Market dating back to the 13th Century is held each Saturday all along Lymington’s beautiful Georgian High Street. Here you will find a huge variety of stalls selling everything imaginable. Lymington has delightful individual shops selling all manner of clothing, gifts, antiques et cetera.
At the bottom of the High Street, Quay Hill’s cobbled lane leads down to the Quay on the Lymington River, where all manner of craft are moored – from fishing boats, RIB’s, luxury yachts to the ferries crossing to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight just 30 minutes away across the Solent. There are wonderful walks along the Solent way past the marinas and through the ancient salt marshes – home to many species of birds.
Eating out is a particular pleasure in and around Lymington with restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars to suit all tastes. The local Tollhouse Inn is just some 150 yards away. Recently refurbished to a very high standard and offering a wide range of pub classics. The High Street is some 10 minutes level walk away.