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Lymington is a port edging the Solent, within the district of The New Forest. The town has always had large tourist industry, being in close proximity to the New Forest and the harbour. It is a major sailing location and operates three marinas and has a vast yachting history. In recent years Lymington has hosted world famous regattas such as the Royal Lymington Cup, Macnamara's Bowl, Etchells Worlds and Source Regatta.
Being adjacent to the New Forest is also a great location for cycling, walking and horse riding.

There are plenty of shops to be found within the town, catering for both the tourist and sailor. Most of the town centre is Victorian and Georgian, with narrow cobbled streets, offering an atmosphere of quaintness.
Lymington is also renowned for its smuggling history; under the High Street are smugglers' tunnels, which run from the town quay to the old inns. Unfortunately these are no longer open to the public, as they are deemed to be dangerous.

Every Saturday there is a local market, within the main High Street. The market is typical for the south, selling a selection of general household and craft items and a selection of locally produced food.