Lyme Regis, UK
Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles (40 km) east of Exeter. It is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.
Lyme Regis is well known for “The Cobb”, a harbour wall known full of history and character. It is an important feature in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion (1818), and in the film The French Lieutenant's Woman. Fossil hunting is also an attraction in Lyme Regis. Fossils can be found in front of the cliffs by the beach.
Things to see and do
* “The Cobb” – harbour wall
* Town Mill
* Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium & Lyme Regis Museum
* St Michael’s Church
* Fossil Hunting
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Population – 3,671 approx
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location - The port at Lyme Regis is located approximately .5km from the town centre.
Travel Links - The nearest train station is Axminster, which is on the route from Waterloo to Exeter.
Buses: There is also a good bus service along the Jurassic Coast.