Welcome to Lyme Regis
WHERE WE ARE
We are perched at the top of the hill a short distance from the centre of Lyme. Which means we benefit from wonderful views of the bay.
We are a 9 minute walk from the seafront, 5 minute walk to the high street and a 15 minute walk to the famous Cobb.
There are two car parks within a 5 minute walk, offering both long and short stay. Click below for more info.
If you require any further information about the location or parking please contact us and we will do our best to provide you with all the necessary info.
The Pearl of Dorset is an ancient town found in the Doomsday book. Famous for it's historic Cobb, harbour and fossil hunting.
Lyme Regis is the quintessential seaside town, full of pretty pastel cottages, beach huts, quaint little shopping streets, beautiful countryside and coastal walks, full of history and lots of interesting things to see and do.
The Cobb harbour is steeped in romance, history and was the enchanting back drop in films such as The French Lieutenants Woman and Jane Austin's Persuasion. Jane Austin famously once said
"A very strange stranger it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme, to make him wish to know it better."
Mary Anning, a resident of Lyme Regis brought fame to the town when she and her brother discovered the worlds first complete Ichthyosaurs fossil in the cliffs at Lyme in 1811. She went on to make some of the most significant geological finds of all time. They provided evidence that was central to the development of new ideas about the history of the Earth.
To this day people flock to the town and surrounding beaches to hunt for the abundant variety of fossils found on the beach and in the cliffs.The local blue lias clay found to the east and west contains the remarkable fossil remains of sea creatures from the Jurassic seas of 180 million years ago.
Ammonites are a firm favourite and commonly found by all who have the patience or the knack of spotting one.
DORSET & JURASSIC COAST
We are Located in Lyme Regis, known as the Pearl of Dorset. Sitting directly on the Jurassic Coast.
The Jurassic coast is a world heritage site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 miles.
The South West Coastal Path also comes right through Lyme Regis, which means you have easy access to 630 miles of superb coastline, beaches and the longest National Trail in the UK.
Getting here -
Lyme Regis is accessible by road and rail.
The main routes are the M5 from the north and the A30 from east and west. Approximately 1.30 hour south of Bristol.
The nearest train station is in Axminster and there are regular buses providing an efficient service; , and the town service bus .