Pennywell

Multi award winning Farm Activity Park… the biggest in the South West! There’s lots to do and see for the whole family. Visit Website

Longleat

Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland, Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Visit Website

Eden Project

The Eden Project is a large-scale environmental complex. The project is located in a reclaimed china clay pit, located 1.25 miles (2 km) from the town of St Blazey and 3 miles (5 km) from the larger town of St Austell. The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can …

Escot Park

A beautiful stately home within a traditional Devon rural estate, set in 12,000 acres of stunning East Devon countryside just outside Exeter. Sir John-Michael and Lady Kennaway offer you a warm welcome to their beautiful home and grounds. Visit Website

Pecorama

Pecorama is the home of Peco. At the heart of the hobby since 1946 Pecorama stands proudly above the village of Beer, high on the hillside overlooking the sea. The 9 acre site includes the manufacturing production of the world famous PECO products, the team behind Railway Modeller and Continental Modeller magazines, as well as one of the West Country’s …

Land Rover Experience

he Land Rover Experience West Country centre was the first Regional Experience Centre to be officially opened in the UK. The centre is surrounded by 135 acres of private access ground including its 35 acre off-road course. The centre is familiar with holding events for small to large groups with businesses and organisations using the many facilities provided. Visit Website

Sea Life Weymouth

Walk with the world’s smallest penguins. On Fairy Penguin Island at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, you’ll find a colony of Fairy Penguins – Eudyptula minor. They are the smallest penguins in the world and the only colony you can see in Europe! Each penguin at the Park has a different coloured tag to be able to tell them apart. …

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life. The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the …

Abbotsbury Swannery, Tropical Gardens & Children’s Barn

ABBOTSBURY SWANNERY, TROPICAL GARDENS & CHILDREN’S BARN Swannery – Previously voted Best Dorset Attraction by The Good Guide to Britain. Do not miss the mass feeding of up to 600 swans at 12pm & 4pm daily. Tropical Gardens – Voted “Our Favouite Garden” by the readers of The Daily Telegraph in 2006. Runner-up in the peoples’ vote for the best …

Forde Abbey

FORDE ABBEY Forde Abbey is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. More than 900 years of history and romance are encapsulated in this elegant former Cistercian monastery and its 30 acres of exquisite award winning gardens. Visit their website

Bicton Park

Over 64 acres to explore “A delight for gardeners” Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your …

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth

NORMAN LOCKYER OBSERVATORY, SIDMOUTH A historical observatory in Sidmouth home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education.The observatory is regularly open to the public, staffed entirely by volunteers, and each August hosts the South West Astronomy Fair. Visit here for opening times and astronomy courses, …

Lyme Regis Golf Club

Lyme Regis Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is recognised as one of the finest golf courses in the South West. The golf course hosts county, regional and national championships, the 18 hole par 71 course occupies a cliff top site with coastal views towards Portland Bill and overlooks the Historical town and World Heritage Site of Lyme Regis, …

Cobb History Tours

The Cobb, Lyme Regis: ‘quite simply the most beautiful sea rampart on the south coast of England.’ (The French Lieutenant’s Woman) Cobb history tours run all year round. For scheduled Cobb history tour times see below. For out of season walks, please email to book your tour. The Cobb harbour at Lyme Regis is an absolute must see for anyone …

French Lieutenant’s Woman Tours

Small private tour for up to 3 people. Please ask for prices for larger groups. The tour focuses on the landscape that inspired The French Lieutenant’s Woman’s creator. Take a walk to Fowles’s recent home Belmont and then follow the sunlit clifftops to the Undercliff nature reserve which forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit their website

Jane Austen Tours

90-120 minute public tour of Jane Austen’s Lyme Regis. The name Jane Austen is known throughout the world, but what is not widely known is her connection to Lyme Regis. Take a Jane Austen tour around her beloved Lyme Regis. Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis in England on at least two separate occasions and set Persuasion, her last novel, in …

Mary Anning Tours

BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR VIA THIS PAGE. Please enquire about availability beforehand. This small group fee of £45 accommodates between 1 and 3 people in a group. please mail us for larger group sizes. Mary Anning & Fossils When Mary Anning was born at Lyme Regis in 1799, there was not a soul who could have predicted what she would …

The Lyme Regis Museum

The museum is situated in the heart of Lyme Regis, with stunning views of Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. Displays showcase the amazing life story of Mary Anning and our world class fossil collection, as well as featuring the town’s colourful history and its remarkable literary connections, from Jane Austen and John Fowles, to Tracey Chevalier. A busy programme …

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is a private museum which is owned and run by Palaeontologist Steve Davies and his wife Jenny. The museum contains a spectacular collection of the local Jurassic marine fossils. The collection grows each year and is now probably the best fossil collection on public display in SW England. It is a traditional museum using the beauty and …

Historical Town Walking Tours

A chance to re-live Lyme’s turbulent and heroic past whilst walking the ancient streets of our quaint little town. Visit website.

Mackerel Fishing in Lyme Bay

Harry May’s name is synonymous with Lyme Regis mackerel fishing and Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trips. Marie F and Sunbeam — his two custom built fishing boats — regularly set out from the end of the harbour with up to ten passengers each in search of mackerel or more exotic fish. Harry promises a safe journey, hours of fun …

Elf – Saturday 21st December

21st December, 6.30pm – Family Christmas film showing ‘Elf‘  in The Chapel. Tickets £5 per child and £7 per adult and include popcorn.

‘Rocketman’ (2019) – Wednesday 11th December

We are holding regular film and supper nights mainly on the second Wednesday of every month. Join us for a cocktail, a two-course supper and a film in The Old Chapel. Tickets are £30 per person and can be booked on 01297 442010. Arrive at 7pm for cocktail and dinner.  Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. …

Classical Recital in The Chapel – 19th December

Our festive concert in the hotel’s beautiful old chapel returns again this year on 19th December.  The Dorset String Quartet, a Dorset chamber ensemble who will be playing a selection of festive and well-loved pieces to get everyone into the spirit of the season. Tickets are £20 pp and can be booked via our reception on 01297 442010.

Festive Wreath Making Workshops – 28th November & 12th December

Workshops running on… 28th November £67 per person with lunch English Hedgerow – using seasonal British foliage with berries, cinnamon sticks, pine cones & more Or 12th December £77 per person with lunch Sea Themed – using sea heather, eucalyptus, driftwood & more 28th November, 10.30am – Festive Wreath Making Workshop in the Alexandra’s Chapel with Teressa from House of Flowers. Teressa will …