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Literary Lyme Walking Tours

Address: 46 Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3DA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 7763974569
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Ranked #3 of 8 Activities in Lyme Regis
Owner description: Guided walking tours in and around Devon and Dorset. Walks available include Jane Austen...
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Owner description: Guided walking tours in and around Devon and Dorset. Walks available include Jane Austen (standard/extended), The French Lieutenant's Woman (standard/extended), Mary Anning the Fossil Hunter and Architecture of the Undercliff, part of a National Nature Reserve.Jane AustenJane Austen visited Lyme on at least two separate occasions and set Persuasion, her last novel, in the town. On the tour we follow in the footsteps of Austen and her characters. See the steps from which Louisa Musgrove fell on the famous Cobb Harbour and visit the inns mentioned in Persuasion. Tours run all year round. We have scheduled walks detailed below or you can contact us to arrange another time.Jane Austen Tours:April-JulySaturdays at 11.30amAugust & SeptemberWednesdays, 7pm & Sundays 1pmMeet by the Metal Anchor at the bottom of the main street in Lyme Regis.£7Mary Anning ToursEvery Saturday at 1.30pmMeet at Lyme Regis Museum (and book with them)£6Smugglers Lyme ToursMonday 7pm July & AugMeet by the Metal Anchor at the bottom of the main street in Lyme Regis.£6French Lieutenant's Woman ToursSunday 22nd and 29th Sept 3pmSunday 17th November mid dayMeet by the Regent Cinema£20Maritime History Tour31/03/2013 Sunday 1.30pm28/04/2013 Sunday 1.30pm26/05/2013 Sunday 1.30pm30/06/2013 Sunday 1.30pm28/07/2013 Sunday 1.30pm31/08/2013 Saturday 3.30pm28/09/2013 Saturday 3.30pmMeet at Lyme Regis Museum (and book with them)£6Architecture of the Undercliff21/04/201316/06/201327/09/2013£20

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have taken two school groups on Natalie's Mary Anning walking tours. Natalie is knowledgeable and entertaining. She speaks to the children on their level, without ever patronising them. We all enjoyed every minute!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Natalie is approachable and relaxed and is willing and able to answer any questions we threw at her. She knows everyone and everything about Lyme. I loved the atmospheric readings from The French Lieutenant's Woman, read in situ looking over the Cobb and beneath the trees in the Undercliff. I particularly appreciated being able to look round John Fowles house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

What a wonderful experience! Natalie was very welcoming and made every effort to give us an informative and interesting tour based on our needs. Obviously well researched by Natalie who has a wealth of local knowledge and a real enthusiasm and passion for her work. Really glad we found her and will definitely be rebooking should we revisit Dorset in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Loved the opportunity to walk in Jane Austen's footsteps and to think about why she selected those particular locations for Persuasion. Was also impressed with Natalie's background knowledge about Lyme a she pointed out which buildings were and were not present during Austen's time. We went on a second tour about the remarkable Regency fossil collector Mary Anning. The heavens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We contacted Natalie before our holiday to west bay as we were interested in seeing the sights and filming locations if broadchurch. Natalie was fantastic even before we met her sorting out the date for us so we didn't miss out in the tour. Upon meeting Natalie she was warm and welcoming. The tour was fantastic and Natalie showed us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this walk. Our guide (Natalie) had a wealth of information about Jane Austen's stay in Lyme Regis, as well as the various 'Persuasion' locations. It brought the Musgrove's visit to Lyme very much to life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We went on the Mary Anning walk and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very informative and made me want to buy the books that we spoke about and read them to find out some more. The walk was extensive and worthwhile. These informative walks are what holidays should be about learning the history seeing things you wouldn't have seen otherwise.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A large group of us recently went on the Jane Austen themed walk around Lyme. Despite the wet and wild weather, we had a fabulous time! Natalie our guide was informative and engaging and had lots of fascinating background information. She's very professional but also has a relaxed, friendly presentation style, enhanced by the Regency costume she wore during our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Our very knowledgeable guide Natalie took us round Lyme Regis in less than perfect weather, and despite the fact that we were far better dressed for it than she was, gave us a fascinating and hugely informative literary tour. I felt I had learned so much about Lyme and its literary associations, and would recommend this walk highly. When I... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I'd highly recommend Natalie's walks. We were a large group who did the Jane Austen walk. It was fascinating. Natalie held us in rapt attention, despite the wild and wet weather. I'm a regular visitor to Lyme but even I saw new things and learned lots that I didn't know. Natalie has an easy style of putting across just the... More 

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