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The Royal Lion Hotel

Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QF

The Royal Lion Hotel

Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QF

At the heart of the idyllic town of Lyme Regis, 'the Pearl of Dorset', is The Royal Lion Hotel, a stunning haven located in the middle of the High Street, with its own private car park.

Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the West Dorset border, part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'.

Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, The Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the locale.

Built in 1601 as a coaching inn, the Hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and open fires help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, with new additions of its own swimming pool and other facilities. Wi-Fi, although not available in the bedrooms, is available to guests in several areas of the hotel.

Privately owned and managed, The Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, world class food and wine and leisure offerings.

The Royal Lion Hotel is part of the following Travel Ideas:

10 Britain's Finest Filming Locations by Adrian Mourby

"The French Lieutenant’s Woman. John Fowles’ novel The French Lieutenant's Woman was set in Victorian Lyme Regis and was brought to the cinema in 1981 as a film within a film. The Royal Lion featured prominently in Harold Pinter's screenplay as the hotel where Meryl Streep (who was playing an actress called Anna) was staying when she was discovered in bed with co-star Jeremy Irons (playing an actor called Mike). This ambitious film exists in two worlds simultaneously and the Royal Lion features in both. Immediately across the road at No18 High Street are the lodgings where Charles, the Victorian palaeontologist played by Mike (played by Jeremy Irons) is lodged. You have to keep your wits around you watching this film! The Royal Lion with its distinctive bay window, decorated with three Prince of Wales feathers, overhangs Broad Street and dates back to 1601 when it served as a coaching inn.

Recent refurbishment has added a swimming pool, but the original oak beams, wood panelling and open fires have been retained and exude a very nineteenth century air. Just down the High Street guests get their first view of the Cobb, which was not just the setting for the opening shot of The French Lieutenant’s Woman but also features in the 1995 film of Jane Austen’s Persuasion with Ciarian Hinds and Amanda Root as another pair of star-crossed lovers."

Information on The Royal Lion Hotel , Broad Street , Lyme Regis

No. of bedrooms: Total: 33        
Room rates guide: Single:  £77.00-£82.00
Double/Twin:  £115.00-£145.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome (Selected Family Rooms, under 2 yrs free, 2 yrs - 14 yrs £25.00 per night BB)
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (£10.00 per dog per night)
Romantic Details: Our Balcony bedrooms on the first floor of the Hotel offer stunning views over Lyme Regis and the Golden Cap.
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: Limited Access
Accreditation: AA 3 Star 76%

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