Things To Do
The Alexandra Hotel is located in the enchanting seaside town of Lyme Regis, on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.
What’s on in Lyme Regis in March & April:
Thursday 8th – Music show – ‘Ain’t I A Woman’ to mark international Women’s Day. Book via www.marinetheatre.com.
Sunday 11th –Mothering Sunday
Tuesday 13th – Watercolour workshop ‘Rocky Coastline’ by David Webb. Lyme Regis Art Society 10am – 1pm. Call Shelia on 01297 445464 to book.
Tuesday 13th – The National Trust’s Killerton Estate outing , organised by Uplyme & Lyme Horticultural Society. Book on 01297 445618. Cost £12.50/£18.
Thursday 15th – Lyme Regis Comedy Club at The Marine Theatre. Doors open 7.30pm, tickets £12 on door.
Sunday 25th– British Summer time has begun – have you put your clocks an hour forward?
Wednesday 28th – Talk and workshop on Willow Weaving by Jenny Knight. 7.30pm, book on 01297 444034
Wednesday 28th – NT Live: Julius Cesar, www.marinetheatre.com. Doors open 6pm, £12.50.
Friday 30th & Saturday 31st – Easter Weekend – Lyme Regis Beer Festival Beer Fest, to include beer and cider tasting, live music and dance. Marine Theatre, £5 per day.
Sunday 1st – Easter Bonnet Parade, 3pm from the Baptist Church, Broad St, led by the Mayor and finishing at Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront.
Monday 2nd – Bank holiday duck race, 12 noon, Higher Mill Flats, nr Woodmead Bridge Road.
Wednesday 11th – Cranborne Manor coach trip organised by Uplyme & Lyme Horticultural Society. Depart 9am, tickets £12/£17, book on 01297 444034.
Sunday 22nd – The Great Dorset Beach Clean, annual beach clean in Lyme Regis, meet at The Cobb Beach at 10am.
Monday 23rd – St George’s Day
Wednesday 24th – ‘Gardening by the Moon’, talk by Stephanie Hafferty, Uplyme & Lyme Horticultural society. 7.30pm.
Visit Lyme Regis Town Website for more information.
Dorset digital resources
To help you plan your stay at the Alexandra we have included a few links to some great Internet resources. Just click on the links to visit the website or download the apps.
Apps to download
A free App that features beaches in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and much, much more. Check in at a beach, find out if there are any restrictions or which ones are dog-friendly.
Download the App on iTunes
‘Take a Walk Through Time’ from the palm of your hand…imagine having 185 million years of Earth history to scroll through via a hand-held screen. The content allows you to whiz along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast.
Download the App on iTunes
The official Dorset Visitor Guide app is now available to download on iPhone and Android, the app gives you an interactive guide to Dorset at the touch of a button. With full event listings, shopping suggestions and itinerary ideas, it’s the perfect holiday accessory.
Download the App
The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England’s first natural World Heritage Site – it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history. Explore online before you explore the Jurassic Coast.
National Trust – South West
Memories are made here in the South West: guest will find classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors.
Dorset Weather Forecasts
Met Office – Dorset. The Met Office forecast for the Dorset area.
Metcheck 14 Day Forecast – Lyme Regis. A great website to get an idea of what might happen over the next two weeks. Usually pretty accurate.
Lyme Regis Webcams
The perfect way for guests to see what is going on along the Lyme Regis seafront – or just check out the local weather.
For our boating guests here are a couple of links to the latest tide table for Lyme Bay and the surrounding areas.
Lyme Regis Tide Times View the website
7-day Tide Tables for Lyme Regis View the website
Surf Report – Lyme Regis
Looking to be a little more active whilst staying with us? The latest Lyme Regis surf reports are available online from Magic Seaweed.
West Dorset – Local Tourist Information across Dorset
There is plenty to see and do in West Dorset with some fantastic attractions and fun-filled events to enjoy! Guests will find lots of information about Lyme Regis and a list of latest events and “what’s on in Dorset”.
Southwest Coast Path
Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a local Lyme Regis beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking their entire route from Somerset’s Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, or something in between, this is the website for you. A great website for guests looking for local walks with interactive map.
Cycling is the ideal mode of transport to see West Dorset’s finest scenery. Whether you take inspiration from historic towns like Lyme Regis, rural villages, rolling hills or glittering seascapes, West Dorset has the perfect cycle route for you. Links to local cycle route and the National Cycle Network. View the website
East Devon Riding Academy
A small riding centre near Sidmouth offering high quality horse riding lessons for children & adults. Riders are taught with an emphasis on building a harmonious partnership with the ponies & horses.
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Dorset Wildlife Trust is the largest conservation charity in Dorset with over 25,000 members. Guests will find lots of information about Dorset’s fabulous wildlife and landscape.
Visit the Sitting Spiritually Garden
You may have noticed our swing seat in the garden, this was made by local company Sitting Spiritually. They are always pleased to have visitors to their workshop and showroom garden.
Just call first to check they are there 01297 443084. View Website
East Devon Hub
The East Devon Hub website has lots of information about what’s going on throughout East Devon, Exeter, West Dorset and South Somerset area. If you are planning a stay with us it is worth checking out.
Local Twitter users worth following
- Alexandra Hotel – @AlexandraHotel1
- Lyme Regis Tourism – @lyme_regis
- Lyme Regis Fossil festival – @FossilFestival
- Lyme Regis Tourism Information Centre – @LymeRegisTIC
- Jurassic Coast National Trust – @jurassiccoastin
- From Dorset With Love – @fromdorset