Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park


Things to see and do

View of The Cage from the moor at Lyme, Cheshire

Enjoy the great outdoors 

Once an historic hunting estate, Lyme is home to an ancient deer herd, stunning views and glorious countryside. Why not make the most of the 1400 acres of hills, moor and woodland? Try your hand at orienteering, join a running group or simply jump in puddles with your wellies on!

Upcoming events

The Art of Lauren Child: Adventures with Charlie and Lola and friends.

Sat 02 Jul 2016
Explore the garden at Lyme with an activity trail featuring Lauren Child's famous characters.

Meet popular author and illustrator Lauren Child at Lyme

Sat 02 Jul 2016
Lauren Child, the author and illustrator of the popular children's book series Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Pesky Rat will be at Lyme.

Behind the Scenes Walk with the Rangers

Sat 09 Jul 2016
Take a look behind the scenes at some of the estate's working building, past and present.

Dogs in the garden

Sat 09 Jul 2016
Dogs are allowed to bring their owners attached to a lead into the garden this weekend.

Lyme Experience Walk

Sat 16 Jul 2016
Join this guided walk to discover more about history of the estate, the Legh family's influence on the landscape and conservation and management of the park today.

Den Building

Tue 26 Jul 2016
Fun, mud and team work.


A proud stag in summer at Lyme, Cheshire

All creatures great and small 

There is an abundance of wildlife that call Lyme their home. From the magnificent deer that roam the moor to the robins that flutter from tree to tree in the garden, see who you can spot on your next visit.



Detail of the Lyme Caxton Missal, seen on display at Lyme, Cheshire

Preserved in print 

Find out more about the fascinating Lyme Missal, deemed the most important printed book in the National Trust.


Eating and shopping

A delicious scone at Lyme, Cheshire

Delicious treats and warming drinks 

After a long winter's walk, there's nothing better than a warming drink and a delicious treat. If you are after somthing more substantial, enjoy a delicious meal made with seasonal foods.


Places to stay


Get involved

Volunteers put their specialist skills to good use at Lyme, Cheshire

Many hands make Lyme work

There are many ways you can become part of the team at Lyme and help keep this wonderful place ticking along. Fancy joining us?



Two young girls studying insects and their reference books on the grass

Learning opportunities 

Little learners will love our facilitated sessions that make history come alive through play. The outdoors at Lyme offers so much for young learners to discover and explore, so find out what's on offer now!