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BEAULIEU RIVER winds its way, amidst the most beautiful scenery on both banks, into the heart of the Forest. Near the mouth of the river is Ex-bury, and on the opposite side, higher up, is Buckler's Hard, where several ships were built in the last war. The tide flows for about four or five miles to BEAU-LIEU village, where are the extensive remains of an ABBEY, that once gave shelter to Margaret of Anjou, and a few years after to Perkin Warbeek. Crossing a heath, having little of interest, for two or three miles, the traveller reaches Newtown Park and other seats, with the village of Baddesley on the left—and soon afterwards enters the pleasant little town of Lymington.
IYMINGTON, though small, is a very fashionable yachting place. The town stands on the ascent of the west bank of the river. The High-street a fine wide thoroughfare is lined with handsome shops. The old Parish Church which stands at its extremity, with its ivy-mantled tower is a picturesque object, but the interior is sadly disfigured by galleries, high pews and other symbols of churchwarden architecture of a benighted age. The river is crossed by a stone bridge, and the view from the walk and road on the opposite bank is truly beautiful. The chief trade is the manufacture of sea salt—the salterns being very extensive. The country round is studded with villas—the woodland scenery fine—and views of the Isle of Wight hills, Alum Bay, and the Needles, are magnificent, and add an inexpressible charm to every prospect.
The whole of the tract above described lies to the south of the Dorchester _ Railway. On the north, or rather north-west of the line, there is much magnificent forest scenery, and every one should visit LYiTO-HURST ; with the King s House, Eorest Court, and ancient relics—Minstead, the height of Stoney Cros%
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