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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions. The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK's heritage.

Whatever your age and whatever the time of year, you can be sure to find something to delight and entertain you. Lyme Regis has it all - the perfect family resort, the home of palaeontology, a world-class creative and cultural community, a bustling harbour, gastronomic delights, an array of shops, a calendar full of events, and plenty for the active.

So, why not look up Lyme Regis accommodation today and book a stay in one of the South West's most desirable holiday destinations?

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Fossil Walks

Suitable for all ages above 3 years, children (Under 16) must be accompanied by an adult. Younger children are welcome to come along with older siblings free of charge (3 years and under).Clothing:We get sunshine and rain during most months, so make sure you have clothing for the weather on the day. Waterproofs, wellies or walking boots for wet weather or shorts and beach shoes, sandals or crocks for the hot weather. In wet Winter weather full waterproofs with wellies are the best!Participation in a Fossilwalks.com walk is entirely at your own risk. It is however a very safe activity so long as you take notice of all safety warnings given on the day. See Safety Code You are paying for my experience (1997 to now) and guidance in finding fossils, There is a high probability that you will find fossils on my tours, however I can not guarantee you will find a fossil. Beach conditions vary each day and so does the collecting potential of the beach.

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Forde Abbey

Founded in 1146, Forde Abbey was one of the most significant Cistercian monasteries in England during the four centuries that separated the reign of King Stephen from the Reformation. The buildings seen today were all in existence in the Middle Ages. They formed the Abbot's and monks' quarters, their kitchen, refectories, and their chapter house. The abbey church has gone, together with the guest wing and three sides of the cloisters. While the final years of so many English monasteries are remembered for their feebleness and decadence, Forde ended in a blaze of glory. Thomas Chard, the last of the thirty-two abbots, devoted much of his time and energy to repairing and reconstructing the fabric of the Abbey building.

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Perry's Cider

We've been making award winning craft ciders since 1920 when William Churchill acquired the family farm and started making cider as a side line to his blacksmiths business. The company was later taken over by Henry and Bert Perry his nephews who pushed the company forward and continued to experiment with craft ciders.<br /><br />Much of the techniques and our current ethos came from these experimentations. In fact we still ferment our ciders in exactly the same way and each year will continue to use the two hydraulic presses installed by them in the 50's. These presses have squeezed over 7 million pints of cider each.<br /><br />The company passed onto Henry's wife Marguerite and two sons John and Andrew after Henry's and Bert's deaths.<br /><br />Fast forward to today and the company is still run by the Perry family with George, John's son taking over the day to day running of the company and cider production. John and Marguerite are still very actively involved in the company and cider industry as a whole with John over seeing the company

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Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 mi (154 km), and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in mid-December 2001.[1] The site spans 185 million years of geological history, coastal erosion having exposed an almost continuous sequence of rock formation covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. At different times, this area has been desert, shallow tropical sea and marsh, and the fossilised remains of the various creatures that lived here have been preserved in the rocks.

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South West Coast

Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an amazing experience. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline which makes up the longest National Trail in the UK? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beautiful view, or for a challenge like no other in hiking the entire South West Coast Path National Trail of 630 miles from Somerset's Minehead around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, you’ve come to the right place to...

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The Haynes International Motor Museum

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK's largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s and 1960s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to world renowned super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.Located just off the A303 at Sparkford in Somerset the Museum currently offers 19 individual exhibitions and it is very much a &amp;ldquo;Museum in Motion&amp;rdquo;with tours, talks and activities for families, children and enthusiasts alike. Packed with precious metal, the Haynes International Motor Museum is truly a world class motor museum.

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Montacute House

Montacute House offers a fantastic opportunity to develop an understanding of the lives of Tudors, both rich and poor. It can also be used as a focus for a local history study.
Montacute House is an excellent example of unspoilt late Elizabethan mansion and also contains a stunning collection of Tudor and early Jacobean portraits, from the National Portrait Gallery.

We are able to cater for all ages. Most groups take advantage of sessions led by our Visitor Engagement Volunteers, but we can also support group leaders who want to self lead their group.

Bookings are now being taken for our 2017 programme, which begins on 7 March 2017.

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River Cottage

What a difference a day makes! Our One Day Cookery School is a fun and informal introduction to the culinary world, with techniques and ideas that will inspire you to get cooking at home.

During the day you will create a seasonal starter, main course and pudding…and eat them too, of course. You’ll make and bake your own loaf of bread, craft perfect desserts, get to grips with fish and learn the principles of nose-to-tail eating –all amid the stunning scenery of River Cottage HQ.

"I can’t believe how much you get to do in just one day and the whole thing has such a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The chefs who taught us were so approachable and engaging. We both said we’d definitely like to come back next year." Erin Spurling, course attendee.

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Wookey Caves

Visiting Wookey Hole Caves includes over 20 fantastic attractions in the one ticket price!
With access to Circus Shows, Kids Play Areas, Mirror Maze, Penny Arcade and much much more, Wookey Hole is a great day out, whatever the weather!

NEW –4D Cinema, showing “The Lost World”–using the latest technology you are taken to a land far away on an adventure of a lifetime.

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