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Things to do in Lyme Regis

Picturesque seaside resort rich in culture and heritage

Are you looking for things to do in Lyme Regis? We've got plenty of great ideas and places to go in your free time.

Known for...   Jurassic Coast, The Cobb, Jane Austen and Fossil collecting


Did you know...

  • Jane Austen set a key scene of her novel Persuasion on the Cobb, Lyme Regis.
  • Beatrix Potter's 1904 holiday in the town resulted in illustrations for her book Little Pig Robinson.



 

  Attractions

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

A visit to Lyme Regis would not be complete without a stroll to the end of the historic Cobb and a visit to the Marine Aquarium.
The Cobb
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3JJ

Recommended by Rob James, Sutton, Surrey
“It's excellent for kids with the interactive experiences such as hand feeding mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with other creatures such as a giant lobster. Provides great photo opportunities.”

 

Electric Palace

One of Weymouth's most popular family attractions. Rides, arcades, ten pin bowling and much more.
35 South Street
Bridport
DT6 3NY

01308426336

 

Golden Cap FREE

National Trust - Stunning coastline and England's only natural World Heritage Site.
Dorset
DT6 6EP

 

Burton Bradstock FREE

National Trust - Spectacular coastline with cliffs and miles of unspoilt beaches.
Dorset
DT6 4RG

 
 

  Museums

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is a private museum which is owned and run by Palaeontologist Steve Davies and his wife Jenny.
Coombe Street
Lyme Regis
DT7 3PY

01297443541

Recommended by Juliet Parish, Bournemouth

 

Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis Museum stands where Dorset meets Devon on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3QA

01297443370

 

Bridport Museum Trust FREE

The Museum tells the story of the town's history from its origins to the present day with notable displays of artefacts.
The Coach House
25 South Street
Town Centre
DT6 3NR

01308458703

 
 

  Parks

Langmoor And Lister Gardens FREE

Comprising the Langmoor and Lister Gardens, Lyme's fabulous seafront gardens were created as part of major stabilisation works.
Marine Parade
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3JH

 

Allington Hill & Cooper's Wood FREE

Rising above Allington on the western edge of Bridport, Allington Hill is prominent in the landscape.
West Dorset
DT6 5RG

 

Beningfield Wood FREE

Beningfield Wood is a long narrow woodland on a steep south and west facing valley side, giving views over open country.
West Milton
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3TN

 
 

  Golf

Lyme Regis Golf Club

Recognised as one of the finest golf courses in the South West, the course occupies a cliff top site with coastal views towards Portland Bill and overlooks the historic town and World Heritage Site of Lyme Regis.
Timber Hill
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3HQ

 

Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club

Whilst the Club is the oldest in Dorset being founded in 1891, its modern facilities and contemporary attitude make it very much part of the 21st Century.
East Cliff
West Bay
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 4EP

 
 

  Water sports

South West Boat Charters

Power Boat trips with a difference. Experience the thrill of a power boat trip along the Jurassic Coast in West Dorset.
South Watch
Harcombe
Lyme Regis
DT7 3RN

 

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