Lyme Regis
Set on a hillside, the town is impossibly pretty from the vantage point of the Cobb, the historic harbour wall which took on iconic status in The French Lieutenant’s Woman. There are echoes of St Paul’s Cathedral’s whispering gallery at one point – if you go just beyond the set of double steps where the wall starts to curve and get someone else to go a bit further along near the steps known as Granny’s Teeth, you can have a secret conversation. Streetlamps with an ammonite design reflect the town’s location on the Jurassic Coast. The town has a cinema, amusement arcade and crazy golf.