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Bettiscombe, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5NT

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From Conway Cottage there is so much to see and do - so here are just some suggestions and links for further information:

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre www.charmouth.org
Lyme Regis Museum www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk
Dorset County Museum Dorchester www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
Fleet Air Arm www.fleetairarm.com
Tank Museum www.tankmuseum.org
National Trust places www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Fossil Walks around Lyme Bay www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com
 

Lyme Regis The seafront and harbour known as "The Cobb" is a jewel in a many faceted crown.  The Cobb is internationally known as the place where Louisa Musgrove fell from steps, known locally as "Granny's Teeth" in the Jane Austen novel "Persuasion".  The Cobb also became visually famous when the late John Fowles novel "The French Lieutenants Woman" was made into a very successful film of the same name.

Weymouth Sea Life Park  A unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions set in seven acres makes a great family day out whatever the weather. The park offers a day of fun and amazement bringing you face to face with penguins, seals, sharks, otters and so much more. New Turtle Sanctuary.

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.

Mapperton Gardens. A romantic valley garden deep into a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoilt countryside. The gardens descend from the great lawn, through the formal topiary down to the valley garden. The manor house with its church, stable block, coach house, dovecote and courtyard is essentially a part of its countryside, a glorious harmony of golden sandstone. Pevsner's Dorset guide reckons "there can hardly be a more enchanting manorial group than Mapperton." The house, Elizabethan in origin, enlarged in the late 1670s, is a marvellous example of a West Country manor that fits in with its surroundings and almost grows with them. Now the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton continues to be a

family house and harks back to the restoration of Charles II when the first Earl of Sandwich

brought the King back from Holland.
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Athelhampton House  One of the finest 15th Century Houses in England. This Dorset attraction has an abundance of history both architectural and cultural.
Thomas Hardy's father, a builder, was involved in restoration works to the Great Hall and West Wing roofs in the 19th Century. It was during these times that Thomas Hardy himself first visited Athelhampton.

Canontiegn Falls Found in Teign Valley, Dartmoor, Canonteign Falls is home to England's highest waterfall. As well as stunning waterfalls and scenery, this attraction boasts a wetland nature reserve, children's play area, fern centre, lakeside cafe and more!

A La Ronde.  Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.  Unique 16-sided 18th-century house with impressive collection of Grand Tour mementoes. Distinctive interior décor, including a 'feather frieze' and shell room. Stunning panoramic views over the Exe Estuary.
Lyme Regis harbour Lyme Regis beach and Lyme Bay Corfe Castle (NT)
Abbotsbury Swannery Stourhead (NT) Mapperton House
The Fleet/Chesil Beach Exeter Cathedral Forde Abbey