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Welcome to Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions. The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK's heritage.

Whatever your age and whatever the time of year, you can be sure to find something to delight and entertain you. Lyme Regis has it all - the perfect family resort, the home of palaeontology, a world-class creative and cultural community, a bustling harbour, gastronomic delights, an array of shops, a calendar full of events, and plenty for the active.

So, why not look up Lyme Regis accommodation today and book a stay in one of the South West's most desirable holiday destinations?

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The Jurassic Coast

Situated at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis is a major centre for fossil collecting.

An official World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast is a must-visit for anyone interested in geology, history or stunning coastal scenery, and some of the most scenic spots in its 95-mile long stretch can be found around the Lyme Regis area. Places worth exploring include the Blue Lias cliffs, which are abundant with rare ammonites and other fossils.

Every year Lyme Regis plays host to its famous Fossil Festival (29th April to 1st May 2016) which sees thousands of enthusiasts of all ages flock to the town to learn more about fascinating periods of UK history.

Holiday Guide

Lyme Regis Holiday Guide 2015

The 2015 Lyme Regis: A Town for All Seasons holiday guide is now available.

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Literary Links

Famously depicted in the film version of John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman and Jane Austen's Persuasion, the resort's unique appeal wins her a deserved accolade as the Pearl of the Dorset coast - a gem in the Westcountry's holiday playground.

The town as a whole is the scene of one of Persuasion's most important passages, but it is the instantly recognisable harbour wall, The Cobb, which can claim to be Lyme Regis's most significant literary location. In Fowles' classic novel, the heroine Sarah Woodruff spends her spare time here, looking out to the wild sea beyond. It even featured with Hollywood star Meryl Streep on the BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning film adaptation's promotional poster.

A Popular Dorset Holiday Destination

Lyme Regis draws people from all over the globe, many of whom return year after year to relive memorable holidays and enjoy a varied programme of novel events and activities, including art and music festivals. The variety and extent of the available entertainment is boosted by the fact that Lyme Regis is believed to be the smallest town in the country to have its own thriving cinema and theatre. Whatever the weather, Lyme is always the place to be. There are several museums, as well as an aquarium and other attractions waiting to be discovered.

Whatever time of year you come to Lyme Regis, you are sure to find many exciting activities and attractions to keep you and your family entertained. With fantastic annual events like the Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival, the Lifeboat Week and Yuletide Lyme, this charming, peaceful and surprisingly vibrant Dorset setting is the ideal place to take a well-earned break.

There is a great selection of Lyme Regis accommodation to choose from, with many top quality hotels and B&Bs available. Explore the wide range of places to stay and make the most of your chance to discover this truly beautiful town.

For the perfect UK family holiday, visit Lyme Regis on the delightful Dorset coast.