Bridport & Lyme Regis Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Lyme Regis is famous for its fossils?
Bridport &Lyme Regis holiday cottages position their guests within beautiful West Dorset and some of the most unspoilt scenery in Britain. Lyme Regis is a classic seaside town, with a newly-enlarged sandy beach and a famous harbour wall, The Cobb. The beach has been the scene of many significant fossil findings and lucky visitors occasionally make an interesting discovery! Bridport, a quaint market town, is just ten miles from Lyme Regis and continues to charm those on Bridport and Lyme Regis holidays today. Bridport has had a market for over a thousand years, and still houses one each week.
- Jane Austen wrote Persuasion in Lyme Regis
- Dinosaurland in Lyme Regis contains some of its famous fossils
- Bridport is home to over one thousand listed buildings
Bridport & Lyme Regis Tourist Information
The small market town of Bridport is not only the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, but also a great base from which to explore the stunning countryside of West Dorset. Bridport was famed for many years as a rope making town, and there is one rope making business still in operation today. Bridport has a twice-weekly street market to promote local produce, as well as a monthly farmer’s market – so self-catering holidays in Bridport are an excellent excuse to sample the local wares.
The Cobb harbour wall made Lyme Regis famous when it appeared in the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, starring Meryl Streep in 1981. The town saw huge changes around the time, and its nostalgic charm was re-discovered, and continues to delight those on Lyme Regis holidays.
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Bridport & Lyme Regis Family Attractions
The fully restored Town Mill watermill, in Lyme Regis, is open all year and offers the chance to see milling demonstrations and a beautiful garden dating back to the 17th century. Lyme Regis Museum houses fascinating artefacts detailing the town’s maritime and geographic past, as well as displays inspired by the literary figures that have lived in the town. The museum also operates fossil hunting walks and historical tours through Lyme Regis. Fishing trips operate from The Cobb at Lyme Regis harbour, and anglers can either fish for mackerel in the bay or for a larger range in deeper waters.
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Beach Holidays in Bridport & Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis holiday cottages have long been favourites with those on traditional British seaside holidays. With its newly extended sandy beach and clear waters, Lyme Regis does fun by the sea best! The beach is easy to access and is convenient for shops, toilets and cafes – so it is a stress-free choice for families and groups. The beach also has its own car park including disabled parking. A dog ban is enforced during the summer months. Lyme Regis beach is famous for some of the world’s most influential fossil discoveries, and the first ever plesiosaur fossil was found by Mary Anning in 1823.
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