The Dorset seaside village of Lyme Regis not only lured literary greats such as Oscar Wilde, Beatrix Potter, and Jane Austen for their summer vacations but also inspired many of their greatest works. Beatrix Potter, for example, visited Lyme Regis and drew a variety of locales for her second book about a pig called Little Pig Robinson, including a picture of Broad Street, which is currently on display at the Lyme Regis Museum. In a similar vein, Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis in England at least twice in the early 1800s and based Persuasion, her last novel, there. You may go down the Cobb and witness the stairs from where Louisa Musgrove fell on the famed harbour wall, as well as the inns described in Persuasion.

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