Literary Lyme - Lyme Regis Walking Tours
Explore its use as a setting in novels and films! Follow the footsteps of authors who chose to visit and live here.
Literary Lyme Walking Tours started a few years ago as a result of many trips to Lyme Regis, a love of literature and the subsequent realisation that it would be possible to combine the two. After much research, the first tour emerged and the company has continued to grow.
Over the past few years, we have taken part in regional festivals such as Lyme Regis Fossil Festival and have joined forces with Lyme Regis Artsfest to form a literary section of this festival. Through these efforts, we have gained certain credibility, which enables us to gain access to premises where it had previously been denied. As a result, other tour operators are now outsourcing their work to us. Recently, we have gained affiliation with Lyme Regis Museum through one of our more recent tours.
Here at Literary Lyme we are passionate about our tours. We pride ourselves on extensive research, fast and friendly service. We have a variety of tours available, which we can tailor to your specific requirements.
Our guide is experienced in conducting a whole range of tours. In addition, we are fully insured, so you can be assured of a safe and relaxing experience.
About Your Guide
Natalie Manifold has a BA (Hons) English from The University of Birmingham 2007. She studied both Austen and Fowles at university.
Natalie has been visiting Lyme for over 20 years and now resides in the old part of the town. Each tour has over 5 years' research and is presented by Natalie in a comprehensive, yet simple manner.
John Fowles - Lyme Regis will be forever imprinted on the minds of people worldwide through the work of the late novelist John Fowles. Explore the landscapes that inspired The French Lieutenant's Woman and visit the house in which it was written.
Jane Austen - Over 200 years ago, Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis and came to set her novel Persuasion here. Follow in Austen's footsteps around her beloved Lyme and see the actual spot, often disputed, where Louisa Musgrove fell off the Cobb.
For more information please visit the website or contact Natalie via email by using the ‘Send Booking Enquiry’ box or contact her direct on 07763 974569
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015