The Lymington Town Tours Walks

Blog Image Walks from May to October

Three words give you the history of Lymington in a nutshell – Smuggling, Salt and Sailing. If you would like to know more then simply join us and let our guides take you on a fascinating walk through the town and it’'s history.

Our walks take you on a journey through the history of Lymington from the Iron Age fort at Buckland Rings right through to the present day thriving centre for yachting and tourism. It was following the Norman Conquest in 1066 that Lymington, as we know it today, came into being.

Lymington, one of the first ‘new towns’ to be planned by the Normans, still hosts a vibrant market every Saturday, a tradition which has continued for some 800 years from when the town was laid out as a centre for trade in around 1200. It is commonly believed to be the oldest continuous market in Great Britain and continues to draw people from far and wide to its wide High Street and colourful market stalls.


The Story of Lymington

Many features of the original Norman layout survive but with the prosperity of Georgian times the timber-framed houses were replaced .... Read more


Secrets of Pennington

Why was Pennington known as ‘Donkey Town’ and what other secrets lay hidden? What is it’s link with English .... Read more


The Story of Milford

Meet on the village green and take a stroll through the village of Milford on Sea and its lovely wooded Pleasure Grounds while .... Read more


Milford - Voices from The Grave

Milford on Sea has attracted more than it’s share of characters and personalities over the years, many of whom ‘remain’ in All Saints Church and .... Read more


Sea, Salt and Smuggling

Take this walk along the waterfront and find out how important the river has always been to the town of Lymington. From a time when .... Read more


Courts and Alleyways

Our Courts and Alleyways walk gives you the opportunity to explore some of the interesting nooks and crannies of the High Street and find out .... Read more


Buckland and the Rings

Walk through the old hamlet of Buckland, past Donkey Cottage and the house of a poet. At the Rings, scramble up the ramparts .... Read more


The Walls Walk

Your guide will take you on a walk in the leafy south side of Lymington and point out some interesting architectural features including .... Read more


Victorian Lymington

Our recently unveiled new walk ‘A Time Traveller’s Guide to Victorian Lymington. This walk looks at what life was like in the town .... Read more


Trains, Tolls and Tributes

The walk takes you from the Quay, past the pretty Victorian railway station, and across the old Toll Bridge, which was the cause of so much .... Read more

No Need To Book

  • There is no need to book. Just select which walk you would like to go on from our walks listing above and turn up at the start point a few minutes before the walk time shown in our walks schedule so that you can meet the guide.