Lyme Regis

Lyme and CharmouthJust two miles to the west of Charmouth is the famous town of Lyme Regis.  The town’s narrow streets are lined with shops, art galleries and cafes many of which are listed buildings.  The Town Mill dating from 1340 has been restored and the flour it now produces is used in The Town Mill Bakery.

Visit the Lyme Regis Museum with its display on Mary Anning (1799-18470) perhaps the most famous person in Lyme.  Her fame is due to her discovery of the first skeletons of ICTHYOSAURS and PLESIOSAURS, carnivorous reptiles that dominated the seas 200 million years ago.

 

Amble along the marine parade following in the footsteps of Jane Austin to the harbour.   Walk on the Cobb wall on which Meryl Streep as The French Lieutenants Woman stood looking longingly out to sea.  Board one of the mackerel fishing boats and catch your own supper or just sit and enjoy the view.