Lyme-Regis is a perfect centre for touring with easy access to motorways, major tourist routes and the varied and memorable scenery of Dorset and the neighbouring counties of Cornwall, Devonshire, Hampshire, Somersetshire and Wiltshire.
A day trip can be made to the nearby seaside resorts of Beer, Seaton and West Bay (Bridport). Motorways and major tourist routes are within easy access. There are several leading supermarkets within a 10 mile radius.
The major shopping centres of Bristol, Exeter, Taunton and Yeovil are a short car or train journey away. Take a moment to look at all the other attractions you can make a day trip to see these other great places.
Look at the historic buildings, homes and gardens all within easy reach!
Nature reserves on hill tops. On the hill top paths and vantage points such as Hambledon Hill, an ancient Iron Age Fort, and Lambert’s Castle, dominate a landscape once beloved of literary notables such as Thomas Hardy and William Barnes.
Along the coast run seventy six superb miles of Dorset Coastline Paths, tracing a route where in forgotten hamlets and lost villages farming, fishing and smuggling once vied to support their rural communities. Nature reserves in valleys.
Tours of villages.
A myriad of small villages set within a network of lanes, footpaths and old track ways are a tangible reminder of the heritage of rural Dorset – dwellings of flint and thatch presided over by ancient churches and country hostelries.
Tourist highlights of Abbotsbury Swannery and Chesil Beach complement the attraction of Bridport and Beaminster, lively market towns with an attractive homespun flavour, as do Dorchester‘s literary connections. Swans in Abbotsbury Nature reserves.
View of beaches at Lyme Regis. Set within the curve of Lyme Bay are the seaside towns of Seaton and Sidmouth with their antiques, tea shops and warm welcoming ambience; and towering above are the grassy cliffs with heady breezes and breath-taking panoramas around the coast towards Exmouth, from where a short journey inland lies the cathedral city of Exeter.
Heading west, the South West Coast Paths travels through the hidden Axmouth-Lyme Regis Undercliff, a National Nature Reserve with fascinating land formations created by spectacular landslips; this gentle East Devon landscape is likewise criss-crossed by cliff and forest trails and footpaths. Tours of the countryside near Lyme Regis.
A RESORT FOR ALL SEASONS
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter..
With its reputation for good weather, more and more visitors are discovering that it is an ideal spot for an out of season break. Some have discovered that Spring comes early to this sheltered corner of the West Country and so take advantage of enjoying seaside air and countryside before the rest of the world awakens.
Some choose to exchange the stress of Christmas at home for the peace and relaxation of Yuletide traditions by the seaside – and let someone else take the strain! Lyme-Regis christmas tree in winter. Lyme-Regis gardens And Autumn – that “Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness…” In Lyme Regis you may well be persuaded that “… warm days will never cease…” (John Keats on the weather).
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