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Things To Do

For Laid Back Lovers:
Snuggle on the sofa and watch DVD’s by the wood burner. Soak up the sun privately in the sheltered deck courtyard of the cottage. Stroll hand in hand along the beautiful promenade,  Langmoor and Lister gardens and browse the individual boutique, curiousty shops and galleries stopping at regular intervals for organic lattes. Eat fish and chips in their paper outside looking out to sea and cuddle up on the back row of the Regent Cinema.

For Foodies:
Oysters to Indian, something for everyone, fine fish, local, organic, artisan and delicious. Details of our favourites and the fabulous are in the cottage but a must is the Hix Oyster Bar with its breathtaking views, The Alexandra Hotel veranda restaurant, The Town Mill,  Millside, La Quilla, The Pilot Boat & The Mill Tea and Dining room.

For Literary Lovers:
See the sights of Lyme Regis through the eyes of famous literary figures. Walk along the Cobb and Undercroft following in the path of John Fowles’s French Lieutenants Woman.  Wander through the town and see the sites Jane Austen wrote about in Persuasion “the principal street almost hurrying into the water, the Walk to the Cobb, skirting round the pleasant little bay, which, in the season, is animated with bathing machines and company…are what the stranger’s eye will seek.”

For Lovers of the sea:
Perfect place for sailing, surfing & windsurfing. Check out temporary holiday membership of the Sailing and Power Boat Club (www.lymeregissailingclub.co.uk). If you need the kit Boylo’s is a flagship store on the promenade for windsurfers and boarders.

For Lovers of History:
Spend time in the Award Winning Lyme Regis Museum with exhibits from prehistoric times to 1700 including the fascinating town history, a Jane Austin gallery and a geology gallery featuring the story of Mary Anning who discovered the almost complete fossilised skeleton of a pre- historic ichthayosaurus in 1811.

For children:
Sun, sea and sand, big sand castles, kites (we have one in the cottage), ice creams on the promenade, donkey’s in high season,  the fantastic Dinosaurland Fossil Museum including a Chinese dinosaur and a 73 kilo lump of dinosaur dung!

For Walkers:
Step through the famous National Nature Reserve, The Undercliff at the Monmouth beach end of town. It is an amazing 7 miles of undeveloped forest which is part of the the South West Coastal Path stretching towards Axmouth and Seaton. The Eastern coastal footpath heads towards Charmouth and the stunning Golden Cap which is the highest point on the the South Coast, standing at 629ft.

For Anglers:
Embark on deep sea fishing trips at the Cobb for cod, conger and skate. Take mackerel fishing trips, pleasure boat trips and diving charters. Beach casting and pier fishing are also popular.

Cinema:
The Regent Cinema showcases all of the new box office releases and is situated at the top of Broad Street.

Theatre:
The Marine Theatre is a busy traditional seaside theatre with auditorium and licensed Bar around the corner from the cottage

Guided tours:
Fascinating tours can be found around Lyme Regis, most run all year round:

Fossil hunting
Ghost walks
Literary Lyme
Historical Walks
Rockpooling tours

Festivals:
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival - www.fossilfestival.com
Lyme Regis Jazz Festival annually - www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk
Lyme Regis ArtsFest - www.lymeregisartsfest.com

On the 12th July 2012 The Olympic Torch Relay will be passing through the town. It will be day 55 of its journey & will then head to Weymough and Portland the home of the Olympic sailing events.

Further Information can be found at the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre around the corner in Church Street.

Tourist Information Centre
Church Street,
Lyme Regis
DT7 3BS
Tel: 01297 442138
Email:lymeregis.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk

The Surrounding Area
There is so much to discover locally in Dorset,  here area few highlights:
Abbotsbury (18 miles) Subtropical gardens and exotic palms which grow due to a unique local micro climate & the 600 year old Swannery.
West Bay (11 miles) pretty and wonderfully situated, setting for renowned TV series Harbour Lights.
Bridport (10 miles) market town with great places to eat and boasting a fabulous antique centre complex on St Michael’s Trading Estate.
Beaminster (10 miles) attractive local town with museum with its Festival of Music and Visual Arts in midsummer.
Dorchester (21 miles) county town of Dorset synonymous with Thomas Hardy and his birthplace Granted FairtradeTown Status in 2004
Forde Abbey (12 mile) founded in 1145, one of the most significant Cistercian monasteries in England
Seaton (8 miles) & Sidmouth (11miles) fascinating seaside towns with tea shops, antiques and character
Axminster  (6 miles) pretty town, home of carpets, the lovely River Cottage Canteen and the Station

Things To Do