Lyme Regis made itself a particularly talented fan in the form of Jane Austen when she visited it twice for a break beside the sea, and she set even her novel ‘Persuasion’ in the town. Today, the resort draws Austen enthusiasts from all over the world, and the Jane Austen walk operated by Literary Lyme Walking Tours is the best way to get to know the area and make sure you see all the places connected to Austen and her work.
You’ll follow the footsteps of one of the world’s most talented novelists and her characters, passing the relevant inns, the harbour wall and the house in which she stayed. You’ll even be walked along the famous Cobb to see the steps from which Louisa Musgrove fell in ‘Persuasion’.
If you want to see more of Jane Austen’s Lyme Regis you can book the extended tour, which takes in locations slightly further afield such as Charmouth and Pinny.
The walks run throughout the year, and they start from the metal anchor in Broad Street. We’d recommend booking in advance to make sure there’s space for you on your chosen tour. Tours tend to go ahead regardless of the weather, and all ages are welcome.