Featured in the Domesday Book and part of the Jurassic Coast, this unspoilt coastal town dates back to the 14th century yet still boasts all of the modern-day facilities that today’s families are looking for.
Take a stroll along the quaint streets and you’ll find a huge range of independent shops, restaurants and galleries, together with the national chains that you would expect. There are three banks, a post office, three dentists, two Medical Centres and a library. The town also has the honour of being probably the smallest in the country to boast its own cinema, theatre and museum.
As well as the River Lym, which meanders gently through the town to power the Town Mill water-wheel, Lyme Regis is home to The Cobb, the iconic harbour wall that was famously featured in the film, The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
As well as countless Festivals, there is mini-golf and table tennis available in the Langmore and Lister Gardens overlooking the sea, a fabulous aquarium where ‘Max the Mullet Whisperer’ will entertain young visitors, together with a fascinating collection of Jurassic marine fossils to discover at The Dinosaur Land Fossil Museum.
Fossil hunters will love exploring Black Ven or the Ammonite pavement on Monmouth Beach whilst walkers have the National Nature Reserve at the Undercliff on their doorstep – a seven mile stretch of woodland that forms part of the 650 mile South West Coastal Path.