Lyme Regis is situated at the edge of the Jurassic Coast and is famous for two things: fossils and The French Lieutenant’s Woman. Some of the first dinosaur skeletons ever discovered in Britain were found here during the 19th century, and the town has been a magnet for fossil-hunters since then. One of the main attractions in town is the Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, which features the collection of one of the 19th century’s most famous fossil collectors, Mary Anning. The Dinosaurland Fossil Museum has lots of excellent fossil displays and sells fossils at the museum shop. The Cobb is the town’s famous 183 meter long breakwater designed in the 13th century to protect the town from sea surges. There is an inexpensive Marine Aquarium located near the Cobb. One of the best places to stay in town is at the Old Lyme Guest House, once home to an old post office and now an award winning bed and breakfast with very comfortable accommodations.