Local attractions and things to do & see events in Lyme Regis
Situated in the South West of Dorset this is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port including the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.
Let Brandon Lennon, local Lyme Regis professional fossil collector with 20 years experience and his father Ian, a geologist, take you on a guided tour along part of Lyme Bay’s famous Jurassic Coast.
Click fossil walks for further details.
Beer is a typical example of a beautiful, unspoilt Devon fishing village. Once a smugglers haven, set in one of the most sheltered areas on the Devon coast, Beer retains a strong seafaring tradition, with skills & business handed down from family to family to the present day.
For further detail go to the Beer website.
Famous for their open top trams, and also they have three enclosed single deck saloons. So visit any time of the year. They operate narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves, giving an unrivalled view of abundant wading bird life.
For further detail follow this link to Seaton Tramway.
Harry May’s Fishing Trips
Harry May’s name is synonymous with Lyme Regis mackerel fishing and Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trips. Marie F and Sunbeam — his two custom built fishing boats — regularly set out from the end of the harbour with up to ten passengers each in search of mackerel or more exotic fish.
Click Lyme Regis mackerel fishing for more details.
Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE, who founded The Donkey Sanctuary, was born in Yorkshire and, although her love of donkeys started at a very early age, it was not until she was married, with a family, and helping her husband to run the Salston Hotel at Ottery St Mary in Devon that she was able to own her first donkey.
For further detail go to the Donkey Sanctuary website. Free entry.
Forde Abbey was founded by Cistercian monks almost 900 years ago. The monks remained at the Abbey until the 16th century when they were forced to leave after Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. Very little has changed at Ford Abbey since 1700 and it is still a family home. Here you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a past age.
More details on can be found on the Ford Abbey website