Lyme Regis

Fossil hotspot and much loved holiday resort for novelist Jane Austen.

Lyme Regis, West Dorset, England

LYME REGIS - AT A GLANCE

  • The lively seaside town even features in one of Jane Austen's books - Persuasion.
     
  • Smart Regency and Victorian buildings give it a real air of elegance, while you can get a great sea view on The Cobb, Lyme's famous harbour wall.
     
  • Lyme Regis is also known for its Jurassic geology and fossil hunters.
     
  • Visit the excellent Lyme Regis Museum to learn more about its fascinating fossil history and learn about the life and discoveries of local paleontologist, Mary Anning.
     
  • The Dorset town is about 3 hours and a 30 minutes south west of London by a combination of bus and train. 

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