Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park


Things to see and do

The house and The Cage in snow at Lyme, Cheshire

Enjoy the great outdoors 

Once an historic hunting estate, Lyme is home to ancient deer herds, 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!

House and Garden

Family on a walk exploring the park at Lyme, Cheshire

What's on at Lyme this season 

The house may have been put to bed for the winter, but there is still plentry to do at Lyme in the colder months. From guided walks and crafty workshops to Deer Club and festive frivolities, there is something for everyone to enjoy!


Eating and shopping



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.



A robin red breast in the snow 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.


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!