A five minute stroll will bring you to local facilities including:
- The Tourist Office
- Lyme Regis Museum – discover the Mary Anning fossil collection, Lyme’s literary past, the Jurassic Coast and Town’s History (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
- St Michael’s Parish Church
- East Cliff and beaches
- Marine Theatre (www.marinetheatre.com)
- Dinosaurland (www.dinosaurland.co.uk)
- The Town Mill (art galleries, cheesemonger, brewery) (www.townmill.org.uk)
- The new Information Centre and National Trust shop on the promenade. Lyme Regis Town Band stand/entertainment space (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
- Beach huts on the promenade – uninterrupted views of Lyme Bay – can be hired from the Town Council
- Sherborne Lane – an ancient Saxon street
Ten to fifteen minutes walk will get you to –
Annual events include exhibitions at the Town Mill and Museum, the Fossil Festival, the Lyme Regis Jazz Festival, Lifeboat Week (RNLI, Red Arrows), Regatta and Carnival Week, the Arts Fest, Music by the Sea – regular performances by the Lyme Regis Town Band.
For full details see www. lymeregis.org.uk
There are many very varied attractions easily reached by car from Lyme which include the Iron Age forts of Lamberts Castle and Pilsdon Pen, the Seaton Electric Tramway running from Colyton to Seaton along the Axe estuary (a birdwatchers paradise) and the Pecorama Pleasure gardens near Beer – great for children.
Several National Trust Properties, are easily accessible both houses and landscapes http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ but look out for Barrington Court near Ilminster, Branscombe (Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge) Killerton (Broadclyst, Nr Exeter), Lytes Cary Manor, Montacute House and the Jurassic Coast – “95 miles of unspoilt cliffs and beaches. Safely search for fossils on the beach”