Summer Holiday: Pt 20 – Lyme Regis, Dorset

Our next stop was the seaside town of Lyme Regis, very close to the Devon Border…

Lyme Regis:

Status: West Dorset, Dorset, Town, England

Date: 16/08/2013

Travel: Car

Eating & Sleeping: N/A

Attractions: Guildhall, Lyme Regis Museum, Aquarium, The Cobb, Beach, Millennium Clock etc

Lyme 1

We parked up in a small car park next to the beach. It was a lovely sunny day, and we could see out to the Cob, (far right) which is the small harbour where the boats come in, and is also where the aquarium is located. We didn’t get that far as we had a busy day yet with a bit of a road trip to do, but we did get into the Lyme Regis Museum.

Lyme 2

Above is the Lyme Regis Guildhall, dating back to 1887. The build once contained the local courts, and today it is still used for ceremonies such as weddings and civil ceremonies. You can get married on a balcony looking out to sea, the perfect backdrop on a sunny day.

Lyme 3

At the back of the Guildhall, you will find the Lyme Regis Museum. I was quite pleased as entry is free to Students, which is me so I had a look around. The museum tells the history of the local area, and the many fossils that have been found on the Jurassic Coast.

Lyme 4

The streets of the town are quite tight, and covered on either side is lovely old looking buildings, and typical of a seaside town, they are all painted different colours, giving it a nice vibrant atmosphere. We had a wander around some of the streets, and then made our way back towards the car.

Lyme 5

In the car park where we had arrived, there is an ornate Clock, which was built for the Millennium in 2000, and features the name of the mayor at the time, Coun Lovell.

That was it for Lyme Regis, a quick stop in a lovely little town on the coast. I shall finish this post with one more photograph…

Lyme 6

This is the only photograph I have from the county of Devon. Lyme Regis is sat only a few minutes from the border between Devon and Dorset, so we nipped just over the border in the car, stopped to take a picture, then headed back into Dorset.

My next post will go through all the little places we found on route to our main destinations, as well as a road trip we took on the way back from Poole and Bournemouth towards Weymouth.


8 thoughts on “Summer Holiday: Pt 20 – Lyme Regis, Dorset

  1. I am now not certain where you are getting your information, however good topic.

    I needs to spend a while learning more or understanding more.
    Thank you for wonderful info I used to be on the lookout for this information for my mission.

    • Thanks, I am glad you found my post informative. Information wise, I thoroughly research every place I visit and some information comes from the plaques you can find on various buildings in towns and cities, information guides from the Information Centres, as well as local knowledge. 🙂

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