Lyme Regis

Much more than just a traditional seasidetown
Lyme Regis is a traditional seaside town nestled on the stretch Jurassic Coastline between Charmouth and Seaton. The site is world famous for its geological history and as a result has been awarded World Heritage Site Status. The magnificent views of the famous Cobb and Harbour give the town its ‘nickname’ of ‘The Pearl of Dorset.’ Mary Anning, born in the town in 1799 has played a prominent role in its geological history by discovering the first ever Ichthyosaur. Her work contributed to the principal changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life. The book ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ was written by John Fowles and is based in the local area but predominantly Lyme Regis. The book was first published in 1969 and was turned into a film in 1981, the main filming location being Lyme Regis.