Lyme Regis is a small town in the county of Dorset in England. It counts 4,406 inhabitants (2001) and is part of the district West Dorset. Lyme Regis is located on the southern coast of England on the border between Dorset and Devon and is also called "Pearl of Dorset". In the 13th century this city was one of the most important British ports. is known Lyme Regis especially for "The Cobb", a powerful sea wall. "The Cobb" plays a role in the novels of Jane Austen and in the film The French Lieutenant's Woman, which dates back to the novel by the author John Fowles. This friendly town has many beautiful houses that climb up a slope. Lyme Regis has certainly earned the title of "typically English". Lyme Regis is in the Lyme Bay between Weymouth and Torquay. Lyme Regis was the home of the famous early paleontologist Mary Anning. It is known for the found of her in the local cliffs fossils and belongs to the so-called Jurassic Coast (Jurassic Coast), a stretch of coast, which is since 2001 UNESCO World Heritage Site. From 1923 to 1927 in a house on the "Summerhill" Alexander Sutherland Neill Democratic school was located. She got here the name Summerhill School, which it should have world famous.
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