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Introducing Lyme Regis

Nestled at the edge of the Jurassic Coast, the genteel resort of Lyme Regis is famous for two things: fossils and The French Lieutenant’s Woman. John Fowles’ classic tale of a seaside love triangle was set in Lyme Regis and the Hollywood film starring Jeremy Irons was later filmed here, providing a briefly lived boost to both the town’s tourist industry and the local housing market. But the town is perhaps better known for its archaeological attractions; some of the first dinosaur skeletons ever discovered in Britain were found here during the 19th century, and the town has been a magnet for fossil-hunters ever since.