Jane Austen in Lyme Regis and Sidmouth

Jane Austen in Lyme Regis and Sidmouth

Jane Austen in Lyme Regis and Sidmouth

Our expert guide takes you to Lyme Regis – one of Jane’s own favourite places; Lyme has a starring role in Persuasion most famously featuring it’s harbour, The Cobb.

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Your guide will meet you at Axminster Railway station, and then you will journey on to Lyme Regis. This was one of Jane’s own favourite places. Lyme has a starring role in Persuasion. You will see all the life locations including Jane’s lodgings, and the locations in Persuasion and as filmed in adaptations including the famous Cobb. 

We always try to arrange for you to meet Jane’s closest living relation who has her home in Lyme, however Lyme Regis museum contains a selection of Jane’s own possessions, donated by her family. You will have refreshments here(included) before travelling onward.

Sidmouth is our next stop; you have lunch here before exploring Sidmouth properly. Jane visited in 1801 and is said to have fallen in love with a gentleman here. This gorgeous seaside town was fashionable in the Regency era and there is plenty to see from Jane’s time.

Tour ends at Exeter St Davids Railway Station for your onward/homeward journey.



Price per person £297 for groups of 2+

For solo travellers – £377

For groups of 6 or more, please contact for more details

To include:

  • your driver guide,
  • collection from Axminster Railway Station,this has good links from London or from your nearby hotel,
  • entry fees
  • any refreshments stated in the itinerary,
  • return to Exeter St Davids Railway Station for your onward/homeward journey

Easy payment terms available, please contact for more details before booking.

Hotel Information

If you plan on staying overnight prior to  the tour, it is best to arrange accommodation near to Axminster where there are several hotels and B&Bs.

Contact us for more information about hotels in this area, that our previous clients have recommended and have been very happy with.

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Classic British Drama Tours aims to give our clients an insight into the world of literary dramas from the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare and of course Jane Austen.

We deliver tours to filming locations used in British costume dramas, such as Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice (1995 & 2005) and Jane Eyre, amongst others.

Costume drama is our passion and we love to host tours to these sometimes little known, but beautiful locations.

OPENING HOURS                                            Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm  (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May and August Bank Holidays)
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday: Closed