Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles (40 km) east of Exeter. The town lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset–Devon border. It is nicknamed "The Pearl of Dorset." The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast—a World Heritage Site.
The harbour wall, known as "The Cobb", features in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion, and in The French Lieutenant's Woman, a novel by British writer John Fowles, as well as the 1981 film of the same name, which was partly filmed in Lyme Regis.
The town was home to Admiral Sir George Somers, its one-time mayor and parliamentarian. He founded the English colonial settlement of the Somers Isles, better known as Bermuda.
In the 2011 Census the town's parish had a population of 3,671.
Local authority: Torbay Borough Council
OS Grid Reference: SY337921
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Just 2 minutes from Lyme Regis shops and beach, Lyme Townhouse has charming refurbished rooms with free WiFi and en suite bathrooms. Continental breakfasts and selected hot items are included. Details...
Featuring sea views and an award-winning restaurant, The Mariners Hotel is nestled in the heart of Lyme Regis. Details...
Situated in Lyme Regis, on the Jurassic Coast, Westwood Guest House boasts elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, free parking, a terrace with outdoor seating area, and far-reaching views of Lyme Bay. Details...
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