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Lyme Regis


County - Dorset | Map
Tel code: 01297 | code search
Postcode: DT7 | code search
Population: 3600
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Birthplace of:
Percy Gilchrist John Gould Mary Anning
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Folk Customs:
Purbeck Marblers Football Ceremony
The Dorset Ooser

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Ship Inn
"Love the pub. Nothing but good old boys and girls who love life.

Date visited: 11-14-00 ..." More

Jurassic Seafood Wine Bar
"Great food and staff we went to nights as the food was so good. The staff were very busy but always helpful and friendly. we will be going back in the summer ..." More

Lyme Townhouse
"We stayed in this hotel/BB and the weather was freezing cold outside. Despite this the hotel was lovely and warm and the room lovely. the breakfast was exceptional and we ..." More

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Lyme Regis is a historic resort lying on the south coast of Dorset. It is nicknamed 'The Pearl of Dorset', possibly for its breathtaking natural scenery. Lyme Regis is the most westerly town in the county. Taking its name from the Lym, Lyme Regis is situated at the little river's mouth. The town gets its first mention in 774 in connection with a manor and salt rights granted to Sherborne Abbey by the Saxon King Cynolf. In the early days the monks distilled the salt from the sea. Lyme was granted royal charter by Edward I in 1284 when it became Lyme Regis. The growth of Lyme Regis was mostly due to the Cobb Harbour, a small artificial harbour dating back to the time of Edward I. The Harbour was detached from the shore at high tide to let shingle through, which in turn helped to form sea defences. The Cobb was joined to the land in 1756 and from 1820 was rebuilt using Portland stone. Lyme Regis is a popular unspoilt seaside resort still today, with many attractions in and around the town including The Marine Aquarium, Dinosaurland, The Philpot Museum, The Town Mill, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and The Marine Theatre.


Whitehead & Co


Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and Cobb History
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum


Hook Farm Caravan & Camping Park
Shrubbery Touring Park


St Michael the Archangel


Classic Cottages
Farm & Cottage Holidays
Hydrangea Cottage


Symes Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery


The Lyme Bay Practice
The Lyme Practice

Estate Agent

Fortnam Smith & Banwell
Palmer Snell

Golf Club

Lyme Regis Golf Club

Holiday Park


Pub and Bar

By the Bay Restaurant & Wine Bar

Harbour Inn
Jurassic Seafood Wine Bar
Nags Head
Pilot Boat Inn
Royal Lion Hotel
Royal Standard
Ship Inn


Antonio's Trattoria
Bell Cliff
By the Bay Restaurant & Wine Bar
Hix Oyster and Fish House
Jurassic Seafood Wine Bar
Lal Qilla
Pilot Boat Inn
Royal Lion Hotel


Classic Cottages
Farm & Cottage Holidays
Hydrangea Cottage



Kitson & Trotman


Evans cars
Matts Cabs


Marine THeatre


Haydon Veterinary Group


The Bookshop
Serendip Books
Lyme Bay Glazing
House Of Flowers
Sanctuary Bookshop
E Hayden & Sons Ltd
William Pelly Gallery
Blue Lias
Any Wood Gallery
Lloyds Pharmacy
Cafe Sol

The Mad Hatters
The Alcove
Lyrinda's Delicatessen
Quality Corner
The Cottage Bakery
Haye Lane Nursery
Pinhay Victorian Garden Produce
Rainbow Shops
The Toby Jug
KJ Gifts
The Terrace
Mike's Minerals and Fossils


Lyme Regis Antique & Craft Centre


Lyme Bay Boat Trips(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Marie F(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Fossil Walks(Walking)

Places to Stay near Lyme Regis

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Mariners Hotel (0.17 miles)

Mariners Hotel
From the moment you step into the Mariners Hotel, you will be transported into a refined and serene world filled with exceptional levels of style, comfort, relaxation and service. Everything has been designed with you, ... More | visit website
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Lyme Townhouse (0.29 miles)

Lyme Townhouse
Just 2 minutes from Lyme Regis shops and beach, Lyme Townhouse has charming refurbished rooms with free WiFi and en suite bathrooms. Continental breakfasts and selected hot items are included. Lyme Townhouse is within easy walking ... More | visit website
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Royal Lion Hotel (0.32 miles)

Royal Lion Hotel

Lyme Regis is a picturesque coastal town, steeped in history and set on the Dorset, Devon border. It is renowned for its dramatic coastline - recently awarded World Heritage status, its fossil beds, fascinating history, and ... More | visit website


Classic Cottages (0.39 miles)

Classic Cottages
Awash with history, Lyme Regis is an integral part of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast; guided fossil hunting tours are a popular way to discover the rich geological history of the area. Literary history is equally ... More
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Beech Grove House (0.78 miles)

Beech Grove House

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Luxurious bed and breakfast. 5* silver award. Relaxed contemporary country house, set in 2.5 acres of parkland style gardens on the borders of east devon and west dorset. NO CHILDREN; ... More

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The Fernhill Hotel (1.32 miles)

The Fernhill Hotel

Located on South England’s Jurassic coastline, just outside the popular fossil-hunting beaches of Charmouth and the historic seaside town of Lyme Regis is the Fernhill Hotel. Its elevated position in acres of woodland gives enviable ... More | visit website

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The Abbots House (1.91 miles)

The Abbots House

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Discreetly restored in 2007 to uncover some of its fascinating history, The Abbots House in West Dorset (near Lyme Regis and Bridport) balances the contemporary ambience of a boutique hotel ... More

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Stonebarrow Manor (2.21 miles)

Stonebarrow Manor

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Stonebarrow Manor is ideally placed for day excursions into East Devon or east to the Georgian town of Bridport and “Hardy” country to Dorchester. There are several beaches nearby and ... More

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Dower House Hotel (2.84 miles)

Dower House Hotel

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Country house hotel with Restaurant and Bar set in over 2 acres of walled grounds with stunning views over the Axe Valley from our large decked terrace. Located only 3 ... More

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Netherleigh B&B (2.85 miles)

Netherleigh B&B
Sue & John welcome you to our family run B&B in Axminster. Netherleigh lies in the beautiful Axe valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are only a few miles from the Jurassic coastline ... More | visit website

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