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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published September 27th 2016
England's Most Dog Friendly Town
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Beautiful coastal view.


Lyme Regis, a beautiful coastal town in West Dorset, is arguably England's most dog friendly town. It is situated 25 miles west of Dorchester, and 25 miles east of Exeter - it makes for a great weekend away, escaping the city, without spending days in the car!

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Gorgeous view.


Everywhere you go, you will see dogs of all shapes and sizes, who are obviously well-loved and cared for. It's a dog's paradise here! I got to pat so many dogs, and also had lovely chats with their owners - it's a perfect place to meet new people, especially if you are tourist like me from a different country. I was amazed by how friendly the locals were, and of course by how friendly their canine counterparts were!



The reason I paid this beautiful coastal town a visit was to check out Pug and Puffin, a shop which has many pug (and other breeds) merchandise for sale - some of which are unique only to this brand. I was so excited, because pugs are my all time favourite breed of dogs!

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Can you tell how happy I am with my newly purchased pug goodies?


Those of you who have read my articles will know how much of a pug lover I am, being the proud owner of a Pug x Chihuahua called Eddy. Being away in a different country without him is hard, but this homesickness is best cured by places like this. As a bonus, I even ran into a sweet pug called Milo here, and got some pug cuddles and loving from him!

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Thanks for the cuddles, Milo!


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You made my day!


And if I thought Pug and Puffin was amazing enough, I also managed to score a pair of gumboots with pugs on them, in a bargain store - how lucky was I?

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How cute!


The harbour wall here in Lyme Regis is known as "The Cobb", and is actually featured in Jane Austen's last great novel, Persuasion. Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis in 1803 and 1804, and she apparently grew to love the place.



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Some history for those who are interested.


I can see why she grew to love this place - the coastal view is amazing, and the walk along the seashore granted one great view.





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A stretch of beach where dogs can have a run around, off-leash.


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Taking in the view.


Similarly, the architect of this town was equally amazing. Every angle, no matter where you look, is a view which will make your shot worthwhile.

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I love houses like these.


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My favourite colour!


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Perfect, as this was Jeremy's last day of being 22.


Lyme Regis is one of those beautiful towns that you can't help but fall in love with. I hope that one day I'll be back here again, with Eddy in tow. As a final note, Lyme Regis had amazing ice cream - if you're not coming for the coastal view, at least come for the dessert!

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