Dating back to the Iron Age, the area holds a fascinating history of human presence. Standing tall, Buckland Rings, a hill fort, serves as a remarkable testament to the civilization that once thrived here.

During the 6th century AD, a group of settlers known as the Jutes arrived from the Isle of Wight. They  established a village called Limentun, meaning "elm river" or "marshy river."

William de Redvers, a visionary and influential figure, was able to discern the immense potential hidden within the humble settlement of Lymington during the 12th century. He granted Lymington a charter, transforming it into a bustling market town.

Lymington's charter allowed the town to host markets and vibrant fairs. This opportunity attracted a multitude of merchants and skilled craftsmen, setting the stage for its economic success.

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In the medieval era, Lymington emerged as a prominent hub for the production of salt, which was an essential resource during the time.

Along the coastline, a series of windmills and boiling houses were strategically positioned to extract salt from the abundant seawater.

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Located on the Solent, the town of Lymington played a pivotal role as a bustling port, enabling seamless trade and efficient transportation.

During the 18th and early 19th centuries, Lymington served as a military depot, providing lodgings for troops from various nations and playing a role in the events of the Napoleonic Wars.

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Lymington emerged as a favoured spot for tourists in the 1800s and 1900s, drawing in guests with its delightful allure, scenic harbour, and convenient location near the Isle of Wight.

In the heart of Lymington, the essence of the Middle Ages lingers, as if suspended in time. Cobblestone streets wind their way through the town, revealing a tapestry of historical buildings that whisper stories of days gone by.