Welcome to Lymington Town Tours
31 years ago, the late Jack Bradbury, having retired to Lymington, realised that he had stumbled across a rare jewel steeped in history, mystery and skullduggery and Lymington Town Tours was born.
From offering one short walk in 1986 Lymington Town Tours now boasts an enviable repertoire of walks, each offering itís own fascinating insight into different aspects of life in and around the town. Do you know where Donkey Cottage is ? What is a crinkle crankle wall? Who was JH and why do his initials and the date 1773 appear in the Angel Hotel yard?
To mark the 30th Anniversary last year, a new walk ĎA Time Travellerís Guide to Victorian Lymingtoní was unveiled. This walk looks at what life was like in the town after itís Georgian heyday and which led one visitor to refer to the Town as "like a former beauty who is dragging out a neglected old age in a boarding house".
"Voices from the Grave" joins the ever popular "Story of Milford" walk and is concentrated on the Church and churchyard where we are introduced to some of the more colourful characters to be found within. Whilst not long in distance this walk is packed with interest and starts at the Lych Gate. The story of the "Battling Bishop" will surprise you.
The "Secrets of Pennington" walk takes you around "Donkey Town" and delves into some of the villageís hidden secrets. This walk begins on the green at the junction of Highfield and the A337 just before "Waitrose" and finishes at Pennington Cross.
The walks are not stuffy history lessons but aim to paint an accurate picture of Lymington through time and to allow you to imagine what life must have been like for the people living in the town. Many locals use the walks to introduce their guests to the town and end up being amazed at how much they have learned themselves.
Each walk last approximately 90 minutes, and is conducted at a leisurely pace - often ending near a pub ....... so a perfect way to enjoy a stroll with a difference!