Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is on the south coast of England, on the Dorset-Devon border. For centuries it was a fishing village and port. Since the late 18th century it has attracted tourists, the most famous being Jane Austen, who visited with her family in 1804 and set part of her novel Persuasion there. More recently it provided the setting for The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles.

The cliffs by Lyme Regis expose a layer of Jurassic limestone rich with fossils, which has attracted fossil enthusiasts for over 200 years.

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