Located in the western half of the county of Dorset is the coastal town of Lyme Regis and the area referred to as West Dorset. A Lyme Regis & West Dorset holiday provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a fully active time away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life or to simply laze around and enjoy the peace and quiet. The crux of a Lyme Regis & West Dorset holiday is that visitors can choose to be as active or as lethargic as they please. A Lyme Regis & West Dorset holiday rental cottage is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind, looking out of the window at rolling countryside and spectacular sea views.
Being a coastal and inland area there are plenty of great activities for visitors to enjoy on a Lyme Regis & West Dorset holiday. Among the activities available are swimming, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, horse riding, cycling, walking, tennis, golf paragliding and mountain biking. With some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in the country, visitors who are keen painters, sketchers, photographers or bird watchers will also love this destination.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from your comfortable Lyme Regis & west Dorset holiday rental cottage then there are several places worth visiting for the day in the area. This includes the town of Dorchester which is approximately 40 minutes away from Lyme Regis. Dorchester has many great attractions including several wonderful museums. The first of these is the Dinosaur Museum which is a big favourite with the kids. There are plenty of bones, skeletons and full-scale replica dinosaur models to be scared by here.
There is also the Terracotta warriors Museum which has an exhibit of a small portion of the warriors that were found in the famous tomb of Emperor Shi Huang in China. Literary buffs will also enjoy the fact that Dorchester is home to the poet, Thomas Hardy, and his home is now open to the public.
If you are now considering booking a fantastic Lyme Regis & West Dorset holiday rental cottage you will be privy to some fantastic weather. The warmest months of the year to have a Lyme Regis & West Dorset holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature reaches as high as 20°C. The winter months of December and January see the daytime temperature drop to around 8°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is very high at 34 inches with the wettest months usually being October, November and December.
Travellers on a Lyme Regis & West Dorset holiday will likely arrive at Bristol Airport (BRS) which is approximately 63 miles away from the region. Airlines that offer cheap, frequent flights to the area include Air Southwest, Eastern Airways and easyJet. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL) and Edinburgh (EDI).