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 interested in the writing of Jane Austen, John Fowles, or for an overview of Lyme’s historical connections with the sea. Put simply, Lyme Regis would not exist, but for the Cobb Harbour, which acted as its defence both against the sea & invaders.

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.

There has been a structure on the site of the Cobb for the past 900 years. A fascinating tour that reveals tales of smuggling, war, trade and Jane Austen. Learn the history of this iconic Lyme Regis landmark – from its early structure to the ghosts said to haunt the ancient wall.

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