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5 Things to do in Lyme Regis

30 June 2011

As anyone who has visited it can tell you, Lyme Regis is a very special and unique place, with lots to see and do. This week on the blog we’re looking at five of the best attractions in Lyme Regis and offering our advice on how to experience the best of the town during your Lyme Regis holiday.

1. Take a walk along the ancient Cobb, taking in the incredible views of the harbour. The Cobb has long inspired visitors to the town, and has been used as a setting in several great works of literature such as The French Lieutenant’s Woman and Jane Austen’s Persuasion. It’s a really iconic landmark and watching the sun sink behind the harbor in the evening is a truly breathtaking experience.

2. Test your skills on the Lister Gardens crazy golf course – 18 holes of mini golf madness overlooking Lyme Bay. It’s a new course, built above the beach to replace the previous one which was demolished in stabilsation works in the town in 2007. Your only problem will be trying to keep your eye on the ball when surrounded by such stunning views of Lyme Bay and beyond.

3. Join a guided fossil walk along the Jurassic coast, learning about the area’s rich history and scouring the beaches and rocks for fossils with local fossil hunting experts. As long as you follow the fossil hunting code, whatever you find is yours to keep.

If you aren’t successful in unearthing any fossils, you can always visit a fossil shop in Lyme Regis town and pick up something from their selection of fossils, gems and other fossil-related paraphernalia.

4. Enjoy a picturesque stroll along the River Lym Trail, following the river from Lyme Regis town to Uplyme, deep in the Dorset countryside. You’ll encounter rustic thatched cottages, wild flowers and all kinds of local wildlife on your journey, and if you don’t fancy the walk back afterwards, you can catch the Lyme Regis bus every hour outside the Talbot Inn in Uplyme.

5. Go fishing! Book a boat trip, hire some fishing equipment and spend an afternoon fishing for mackerel in the beautiful surroundings of Lyme Bay. Even if you’re not fond of fishing, it is still worth the trip just to see the views!

If you're interested in a Lyme Regis camping break, give us a call today on 01297 560259 or visit our website for more info.

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