Things to do

Lyme Regis is in the heart of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only Natural World Heritage Site. This 95 mile long stretch of stunning coastline is famous for its geological formations, its fossils and its beaches. Come beachcombing, fossil hunting or mackerel fishing with a local fisherman.

Lyme Regis has its own theatre and an original Art Deco cinema, a micro brewery and a pottery, galleries and junk shops to browse, artisan workshops and cafes and tea shops to hang out in before heading out to a nearby fishing village or one of the many Neolithic hill forts that surround this beautiful corner of England.

To see what’s on in Lyme Regis please use the town’s website LymeRegis.org.

Seven miles to the East, Bridport offers an amazing Saturday market, together with two theatres and an arts centre. Despite it’s name, the sea left it high and dry centuries ago.

In the evening, wander down to the Cobb where the ghost of the French Lieutenant’s Woman might be found still staring out to sea.  Go flirting on Granny’s Teeth as recorded by Jane Austen in Persuasion, but don’t miss your step as did Louisa Musgrove. For dinner, try Hix’s Oyster House and Restaurant in the gardens, or Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage not far away.  There are a dozen other restaurants and pubs for a slap up supper.  None of them are more than a ten minute stagger home to the comfort of Little Place.

What to do in Lyme Regis