Lymington built on an Estuary once had a reputation for smuggling via the busy port. In the 1800s. About 4000 tons of salt was produced from the nearby salt marshes.
Today some visitors still arrive by boat at the Town Quay or local yachtmens via the Marinas or Yacht Haven. Passage and Car Ferries run all year to the Island of Wight and River Boat trips from the quay.
Many visitors to this Georgian Town of Lymington arrive by car, or train and Lymington boasts two train stations. Even coaches come to Lymington. While you are here explore the quaint streets around the harbour and the superb Saturday market that runs all day on a Saturday the whole length of the High Street, selling everything you could possibly need and open all year too. Lymington also offers a good selection of Pubs and Restaurants that you are spoilt for choice.
Pennington on the outskirts of Lymington was once know as "Donkey Town" owing to the large numbers once found on Pennington Common. The Village church St. Marks has a brass rubbing centre Pennington also has a sports field purchased by the late Rev. Hughes for the Cricket Club and Football. The village of Pennington has two public houses, a gentlemans hairdressers, fish and chip shop, Post Office and an excellant chemist. It is in only a short walk through the Bunny Run over a little stream takes you into Lymington Town Centre.