lyme park tours

see 1 Jun–31 Aug 11–5*; daily, except Wednesday Garden, shop and tea-rooms 20 W 44th Street, Suite 606, New York, New York 10036-6603.

Don’t miss all of Rajel’s spectacular photography! 20 Nov–21 Dec** 11–3*; daily, except Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday In 2019 and 2020 it hosts a new exhibition uncovering the history of the Lyme Missal, the most important printed book in the National Trust’s collection.

Visual information: The area is high moorland on the western edge of the Peak District which is one of the most valuable landscapes in the United Kingdom in the east of Cheshire. A wonderful place to spend a sundy - lots to see and do - you can learn quite a lot from the experienced guides - thank you national trust! The area is high moorland, with ridges and valleys, on the western edge of the Peak District.

¹Gates locked at closing.

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There are shops and a restaurant for visitors’ enjoyment. You are here: Home > Things To See & Do > Lyme Park, Photo 1 & 2 | National Trust Images-Robert Morris, Photo 3 & 4 | National Trust Images-Chris Lacey.

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property for details, On foot: Northern end of Gritstone Trail; paths to Macclesfield Canal, Poynton Marina 1ml and Peak Forest Canal 2½ml.

The parkland itself has fallow deer reintroduced in the 1990s. He became the first Lord Newton in 1892. Website:, Owner/manager: Lyme Park is owned and managed by the NT and partly financed by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It is an 11 bay gritstone ashlar building. The estate is set against a background of hilly countryside. To the south of the Hall is a gentle slope running down to the stone-edged South Lake with an island of shrubbery in the middle. When to visit Lyme. Lewis Wyatt, the well known architect remodelled the house in the 19th Century creating the ornate interior seen today. House & Garden: £14.50, child £7.25, family £36,25

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²Facilities improvements planned, check for details. They include a lime avenue, the Dutch Garden with cherubs representing each of the 4 elements, and an Orangery containing plants over 170 years old.

The house is impressively furnished and particularly notable for its tapestries, wood carvings, musical instruments and clocks.

1 Sep–1 Nov 11–5*; daily, except Wednesday and Thursday

It was built in 1737 and replaced an earlier structure.

In the Long Gallery, once known as the Ghost Room, a skeleton was discovered in a small secret chamber in the floor. 26 Oct–31 Dec†† 8–6¹; daily Wander…, A working 18th Century water powered cotton mill set in beautiful National Trust country…, The Old Parsonage is a Grade II listed building situated opposite St James' Church,…, The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is home to five aircraft, including the…, Exhibitions change monthly and cover all aspects of fine art and craft, which include…, Visit 'the dogs' for a night out with a difference. The House of Lyme was once owned by Sir Piers II who was killed in battle and brought home to Lyme to be buried.Not only was his wife heart broken but also a woman by the name of Blanche. Copyright (2003-2018): Stiftung Schloss Dyck,, Datenschutzerklärung DSGVO & Haftungsausschluss (DE), Règlement général de protection des données & copyright (FR).

15 Feb–1 Nov 11–5†; daily It is currently under restoration but was used for watching the hunt and for banquets. * Park every day, Hall M, Tu, F - Su park 08.00-20.30 (summer), Hall 13.00-16.30, Wandering Duck is a hosted canal boat experience of 2-3 nights. It now contains much fine furniture bought around this time. Address: Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NX, Telephone: If I am honest, I am slightly fed up visiting National Trust properties where the houses are closed. The land was acquired by the Legh Family in 1398.

There are excellent facilities on site.

Much of the fine furniture seen in the house today was bought by Peter Legh VIII towards the end of the century to decorate these new rooms. In post-World War One England of 1921, a paranormal sceptic (Rebecca Hall, The Town) is invited to a countryside boarding school by the head master (Dominic West, The Wire) to investigate rumours of an apparent haunting. 01663 761413 (Shop)

Accessibility: 01663 761406 (Learning) Estate

Since then a ghostly funeral procession has been reported winding its way toward the Lowe, followed by a lady in white. Visitors can head to the Ale Cellar  for a selection of hot meals made with local produce or book into the Salting Room and Wyatt Garden for a luxury afternoon tea.

We called on our way north.

The gardens first began to be created in the 17th Century. Education: Suitable for school groups. The deer are descended from the original red deer when the park was first enclosed by Piers Legh I.

Ornately decorated and set for a feast, Lyme Park’s dining room oozes English style. Lyme Park estate, the National Trust’s 1,400 acre grounds located in Cheshire and just on the edge of the Peak District is a must-see property for visitors to the region.

Bus services: Arriva 60 from Macclesfield (passing close New Mills Central and Disley); otherwise Stagecoach 361 Stockport-Glossop, Trent 199 Buxton-Manchester Airport, both to park entrance, By road: Entrance on A6, 6½ml SE of Stockport (M60 exit 1), 12ml NW of Buxton (house and car park 1ml from entrance), By train: Disley, ½ml from park entrance.

In 2019 and 2020 it hosts a new exhibition uncovering the history of the Lyme Missal, the most important printed book in the National Trust’s collection. The Legh Family has been the main influence on the development of Lyme Park. 31 Mar–31 May 11–5*; daily, except Wednesday and Thursday †Garden opens 10:30. Education room/centre.

Guided tours of house, garden & park on some days, limited places.

It makes for a full day out and I heartedly recommend it. The Grand Staircase and Bright Gallery have been restored and the Long Gallery stretches the length of the north façade.

All rights reserved. There are excellent facilities on site.

Live interpretation. Hardly surprising then that it was used as a location for the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

To the far side is the start of a lime avenue dating to approximately 1670, which carries the eye uphill and across the parkland. There is a range of gardens at Lyme Park constructed over time.

[email protected] There are number of ghosts reputedly haunting Lyme Park, including a 'Lady in White' and an entire funeral procession. Enquire at admissions kiosk. For details on house, garden, shop restaurant and coffee shop also compare interctive tool on NT website. Disabled Separate parking.

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once a great sporting estate and home of the Legh family for over 500 years.

It has panoramic views north to the Pennines and west across the Cheshire Plain to Wales. If using Sat nav please use SK12 2NR, and ignore any directions other than those to the A6 entrance, the main car park is 200 yds from the house. 26 Oct–31 Dec 10–4; daily Today Lyme Park is cared for by the National Trust.

Fax: 01663 765035 Disley train station is a 1/2 mile walk from the park entrance, which in turn is a mile from the house (a free minibus service runs from the park entrance to the house and garden on house open days). Lewis Wyatt was also responsible for the Orangery to the east of the hall. Children’s play area.

The Cage stands on high ground within the parkland.

Guided tours around the house and park operate on some days and include a 1910 costume tour and a housekeeper and butler tour.

Laid out in 1860, originally as an Italian Garden, it is bounded by a 4m stone wall and evergreen planting at the base of the walls.

This website uses analytical and tracking cookies to improve your user experience and for statistical purposes. I visited during the summer of 2015 as part of a Midlands trip (part of a wider initiative to visit more of the UK – read about it here) and was overwhelmed by the mix of property, landscape, history and gardens. It is a medieval deer-park with an imposing stone mansion which has been the ancestral home of the Legh Family for over 600 years. The National Trust now encourages visitors to use the furniture in certain rooms (such as the library) so that they can get a better sense of what it would have been like to inhabit these spaces.

The Drawing Room is impressive with ornate features at every turn. This exciting attraction invites you to time travel through the history of Staircase…, Experience 10,000 years of Stockport’s history, as you travel through time from…. Braille guide available and audio induction loop in reception, shop, restaurant. More recently Lyme Park was the setting of the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (a novel by Jane Austen). Timber Yard shop and café² We arrived at the house and signed up for a guided tour that was mainly focussed upon the … House The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer is a paradise for bird-watchers and wildlife spotters, and hosts regular guided walks and running events.

There is a short cascade in the centre of the south side. It is said to belong to a priest hiding from religious persecution during the times of religious upheaval in the 16th Century. For a more tranquil stroll, explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or orangery next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'. **Parts of house open for Christmas events; also open 24 December.

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The ghost of a lady in white is said to haunt the grounds while the Long Gallery is known as the Ghost Room. There is a drop off point nearby.

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