What to see in the area

Jane Austen and other authors loved Lyme. Lyme is full of literaly interests as well as fossil hunting.

Great countryside walks is all around us. 

We are happy to suggest what you could do and show you points of interests for adults and children.

If you are planning fossil hunting, please check the tide time before you book! 

You may only reach the fossil beds during low tide, and will need waterproof shoes.




Local Walks

There are a great range of walks in Lyme and beyond.

Anything from circular 1 hr walks to 4 hrs trecking through the woodland/ on the cliff top. 

There are Bluebell Woods just 20mins up the road.

The fields may be muddy if it is not high summer. 

The Undercliff Walk is only recommended in dry season.


If Fossil hunting is the things you are after, 

head towards Charmouth. Or Monmouth Beach the other side of the Cobb in Lyme during low tide. 



Chesil Beach and Abbotsbury

If you are lucky to come on a sunny day, drive or have a bus ride towards Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury on the coastal road. There are great places to stop for the view and lunch. 

Country Houses and Gardens 

There are several within 1hr driving:

Forde Abbey, Mapperton House, Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden, Burrow Farm Garden.

Natinal Trust: Barrington Court, Montacute House, A La Ronde, Hardy's Cottage, Killerton.


Lyme may be VERY busy in summer, but really deserted in the winter months. Shops and cafes are mostly open through the year and shops are all open on Sundays. 

Town gets really busy after 11am in high season. 

Sunrise and snow photo are taken from your room. 

Lyme has two small supermarkets ( Co-op and Tesco) 

and Boots the Chemist, A Post Office, and several unique shops. 

There are no banks, cash points often out of service,

so if you are visiting the UK, don't forget to bring cash for small items, and bus rides!